Cheap airlines in East Timor
Cheap airways flying in and out of East Timor and the capital Dili. Some of the cheapest airlines are:
- Air North - Flies between Dili and Darwin (Australia)
- Merpati - Flies between Denpasar (Bali, Indonesia) and Dili
- Kakoak Air - East Timor's first commercial airline
About East Timor
The island of Timor is located in Southeast Asia, part of the Maritime Southeast Asia. “Timor” derives from timur, the word for “east” in Indonesian and Malay which became Timor in Portuguese and entered English as Portuguese Timor. East Timor includes the enclave of Oecussi, located within West Timor (Indonesia). The country is mountainous, and the capital largest city and main port is Dili. The airlines that are currently operating in East Timor are Air Timor, Airnorth and Timor Air. The Airnorth 6 flights pwe week, flight time – approx. 1 hour in Embraer 170 Jet. The Air Timor from Singapore, 3 times a week full service chartered “SilkAir’ flights every Teusday, Thursday and Saturday. The Merpati Nusantara Airlines from Bali (Denpasar), Indonesia Daily return flights from Bali. The Sriwijaya Air from Bali (Denpasar), Indonesia Daily return flights from Bali. East Timor initially fly daily services from Dili’s Presidente NIcolau Lobato International Airport to the Island of Bali, Indonesia, and to Darwin, Australia and the East Timor officially launched its first national airline, the airline will start flying from the East Timorese capital to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali and the northern Australian city of Darwin.Timor Air will initially operate one 94-seat Embraer E190 seven days a week, with 10 business class seats.
The two official languages of East Timor’s are Portuguese and Tetum, The Tetum belongs to the Austronesian family languages spoken throughout Southeast Asia. Tetum and Portuguese were important unifying elements for the East Timorese people in opposing Javanese culture. The Community of Portuguese Language Countries or Lusophone is where East Timor a member. There are six endangered languages of East Timor: Adabe, Habu, Kairu-Midiki, Maku’a, Naueti, Waima’a. The culture of East Timor reflects numerous influences, including Portuguese, Roman Catholic, and Indonesian, on the Indigenous Austronesian and Melanesian cultures of Timor.