A passenger plane in Indonesia has been forced to make an emergency landing after air traffic control received a bomb threat, an official said.

No bomb was found on the plane.

A police bomb squad examined the Batik Air plane after it landed on Friday in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province with 122 passengers from the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon, J.A. Barata, a spokesman for Indonesia's transport ministry said.

An air traffic controller in Ambon had received a bomb threat via text message as the plane headed toward its intended destination of Jakarta, he said.

"A bomb threat forced a Batik Air flight to make an emergency landing this morning in Sultan Hasanuddin airport in Makassar," he said.

Batik Air is part of Lion Group, which runs Indonesia's biggest low-cost carrier Lion Air.

Source: AFP,Reuters