Mutiara Airport Palu (PLW) or now known as SIS Mutiara Airport Palu Al-Jufri is the main entrance for air transport in the province of Palu in the Central Sulawesi. Mutiara airport name itself is given by the first President Ir. Sukarno in 1957 during the Airport completion. However, after the airport renovation is finishing in 2014, the airport name was changed to SIS Al-Jufri Mutiara Palu, where Al-Jufrie SIS is the name of the national hero origin Central Sulawesi. Mutiara Airport Palu may be the newest airport in Indonesia today.
Mutiara Airport Palu Main Entrance
Mutiara Airport Palu Facility
Passengers facilities in Mutiara Airport Palu Airport include executive lounges,nursery room, internet access, TV, prayer room, restaurants, shops, and ATMs.
How to go to Palu: The Access to Palu Central Sulawesi
1. BY AIR
The easiest way to go to Palu from other cities is by air. Husein Sastranegara Airport is located just outside the city. The flights will cost around 1 million rupiahs or around 80 dollars from Jakarta, Surabaya, Makasar, Bali, or Lombok with several regular daily flights.
These air that serve this airport include Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air, Citilink, Express Air, Susi Air with the aim to Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, Balikpapan, Manado, Luwuk, Banjarmasin, Jayapura and Merauke.
Travel Around in Palu
For now Taxi service is a prime choice for those who will continue the journey from the airport to the city of Palu Mutiara. Taxi fare ranges from 40.000 up to 50,000 rupiahs for the purpose to the middle of the city of Palu. The distance from the Airport to the City Center Palu Mutiara about 10 kilometers and takes about 20 minutes.
For now Damri bus yet operating at Mutiara Airport Palu SIS Al-Jufri, Damri new plan will operate its fleet in 2015. Possible operation Damri was waiting for fleet procurement and licensing, as well as the completion of the process of renovating the airport in 2015.
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