Airfare to Ujung Pandang, Indonesia
The capital of South Sulawesi, Ujung Pandang, is also known as Makassar. Tourists looking for fine ornamental furniture and other adornments should search out the dark Makassar ebony. Makassar is a well-known fishing center and spot for shipping and trade.
Airfare to Ujung Pandang will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Bali and Jakarta. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Lion Air flies to Ujung Pandang. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Garuda Indonesia is the national airline. However, multiple Asian-based airlines also stop in Ujung Pandang.
The most expensive air tickets to Ujung Pandang are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Bali or Jakarta and traveling overland to Ujung Pandang via train, bus, or inexpensive flight
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Ujung, check out BootsnAll’s Indonesia Travel Guide.