Monday, March 8, 2010

April 2010, Wings Air open Surabaya-Pontianak route

wings air - surabaya to pontianak

Starting April 2010, the airline company Wings Air will open a route Surabaya to Pontianak (return). The opening of the flight route Surabaya-Pontianak is to strengthen the routes in the central region of Indonesia.

"The target of this new route will be worked out after a new fleet of ATR 72-500 aircraft with a capacity of 72 passengers have arrived and are ready to operate next month," said General Director of Wings Air, Edward Sirait. He said, opening the route Surabaya to Pontianak is the first time explored by Wings Air in West Kalimantan region. In addition, the route has considerable potential that few other airlines also opened the same route.

"This route is actually pretty good market, but do not use the big planes," Edward Sirait said. He added, by not using large aircraft so indirectly it can cost down of the avtur. In addition, the use of middle size aircraft (capacity 72 passengers) is very effective in capturing passengers Pontianak.

Previously, Wings Air has also been targeting the short routes because of high market share, such as Yogyakarta-Bandung (return), Surabaya-Yogyakarta (return), and Surabaya-Semarang (return). In the future, Wings Air also has plan to open another route in Sumatra, such as Medan, Palembang, and Padang.