Located in East Java, Jember is an urban area located in Indonesia and occupies an area of 3,092.34 square kilometres. It does not have a city or municipality status, which is similar to urban areas such as Surabaya and Malang. The total population at Jember is more than 2 million as in 2010 includes all inhabitants in 31 districts in Jember regency. The main ethnic groups of the population are Javanese and Madurese followed by a small percentage of Chinese, Arabic, Indian and Balinese. Jember is famous for its Jember Fashion Carnival, tobacco farms and local food called tape or fermented cassava.
The busiest month and the peak season for tourism in Jember, Indonesia is in August, followed by October and June. Visitors are recommended to book hotels and flights in advance during these peak months as the prices will rise gradually. If visitors prefer sunny and dry weather, May and September are the perfect months. During the wet season, the hot weather and rainfall tend to last for a couple of hours and not suitable for outdoor activities.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport – The international airport serves the area of Manila and other metropolitan areas. The airport is comprised of four terminals which responsible for handling domestic and international destinations. Designed by a Filipino national artist, terminal 1 was completed in 1981 and served all international airlines and also some by terminal 3. Besides that, Terminal 2 serves as the primary terminal for Philippine Airlines' domestic and international flights. On the other hand, terminal 3 is made up of 20 boarding gates and 140 check-in counters to handle 4,000 passengers per hour and terminal 4 is responsible for handling domestic flights.
Notohadinegoro Airport – Notohadinegoro Airport is an airport serving Jember area in East Java Province, Indonesia. Involved the cost of construction of 30 billion rupiahs, the construction of this airport started in 2003 and opened publicly in 2005. It occupies an area of 120 hectares and 1,560 metres runway.
Jember experiences tropical climate and the weather is hot and humid. The wet season is also overcast and the area experiences rainfall occasionally. The temperature varies from 70°F to 93°F and the most rainfalls occur end of January and the least rainfalls happen around the end of August.