Monday, January 18, 2010

Wings Air Open New Route to Eastern Indonesia


The airline company, Wings Air, which is affiliated with Lion Air, in early 2010 has added three new ATR 72-500 aircraft which operate officially opened by Minister of Transportation, Freddy Numberi.

"The support of international banks to finance the procurement of ATR 72-500 aircraft is an international confidence picture of Indonesia about investment in this country," said President Director of PT Lion Air Rusdi Kirana, in Jakarta.

Along with that, starting in January 2010, Wings Air also opened two new routes in eastern Indonesia region which will be operated by new ATR 72-500 aircraft capacity of 72 seats. The new route is the Ambon-Manokwari (return) and Manado-Melangguane (return).

New route Ambon-Manokwari planned to be operational starting on January 20, 2010 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with the frequency of flights twice a day. While new routes Melangguane Manado starting on January 22, 2010 every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with a frequency of twice-daily flights.

In addition, the new ATR 72-500 aircraft will also increase frequency of flights serving on several other routes, such as the Fakfak, Sorong, Ternate, Kaimana, Nabire, Jayapura, and Ambon.

The opening of new routes and increase flight frequencies Wings Air routes are already there by using the new aircraft is intended to improve the services, especially the comfort and security of aviation, in addition to developing Wings Air markets and market share in the region of eastern Indonesia.