The Jakarta Post
Antara reported that Wings Air will use ATR 72-600 aircraft with a capacity of 72 passengers on the new route. (Tempo/Prima Mulia)
Wings Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s largest private airline, Lion Air Group, has announced plans to open a route between the East Java capital of Surabaya and Labuan Bajo in the province of East Nusa Tenggara on July 8.
Antara reported that Wings Air will ply the route with ATR 72-600 aircraft, which can accommodate 72 passengers, with direct flights three times a week, namely on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Flights are scheduled to depart from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 08:30 a.m. and from Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo at 12:45 p.m. local time.
Lion Air Group’s manager in East Nusa Tenggara, Rinus T Zebua, said the upcoming Surabaya-Labuan Bajo route was aimed at supporting the government’s drive to improve connectivity between regions of the country.
Rinus added that Wings Air would be the first airline to serve the Surabaya-Labuan Bajo route with direct flights (jes/mut).
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