This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.
See also How to get to Bali.
Most visitors to Indonesia arrive by air at Jakarta or Denpasar. For Denpasar (Bali) refer to the How to get to Bali post. Airlines flying to Jakarta include:
- Star Alliance - Air China, Lufthansa, Singapore, Thai
- Oneworld - Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Qantas
- Sky Team - China Southern, KLM, Korean
- Other selected - Emirates, most major Asian airlines including low cost carriers
TIP longhaul fares to Jakarta are usually priced the same or marginally more than fares to other southeast asian hubs (Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore). Similarly for awards - Jakarta normally has the same mileage cost as the nearby hub.
TIP longhaul fares from Jakarta are quite a lot lower than from the nearby hubs, except for Singapore Airlines. The fare saving from Jakarta compared with from a nearby hub is usually enough to offset the cost of a separate ticket to Jakarta.
NOTE the EU has a warning on travel on Indonesian airlines due to safety concerns and currently bans these airlines from flying to EU.