"Flying NBA from Ambon to Bandanaira" Bandanaira Transportation Tip by Daihappydai
Bandanaira Transportation: 10 reviews and 26 photos
Nusantara Buana Airways (NBA) have been given another governement subsidised contract to fly Ambon - Banda - Ambon two days a week - Saturday and Wednesday. The plane is an 18 seater and price was 320,000 rupiah in January 2011 (the price will depend on how large the government subsidy is). There is a 10kg luggage limit - although carry on luggage was not weighed when I flew and some travellers were carrying at least another 10kg. Booking is still difficult - there seems a reluctance to sell return tickets - so unless you have a contact, the tickets to return from Banda to Ambon can only be bought in Banda. Locals are hoping for at least one more flight per week, and also hoping that the price will come down a little. The flight from Ambon to Banda takes an hour with some great views of tiny islands en route. As you approach the airstrip, you can understand why the planes used are only 18 seaters!
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