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Wings Air opens Karimunjawa-Semarang route

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, October 13, 2018  /  01:31 pm
Wings Air opens Karimunjawa-Semarang route

Travelers take photos at Ujung Gelam Beach on Karimunjawa, Jepara regency, Central Java on Sunday, April 29. (Antara/Aji Styawan)

Wings Air, a subsidiary of the Lion Air Group, has launched a new route that connects Dewadaru Airport on Karimunjawa and Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, both in Central Java.

Wings Air will be the only airline that links both airports on a regular basis as the flight will be available once a day, with the first flight scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12.

The IW-1916 flight will depart from Semarang at 11:20 a.m. local time and arrive in Karimunjawa at 11.50 local time. Meanwhile, the IW-1915 will take off from Karimunjawa at 12:10 p.m. local time and land in Semarang at 12:40 p.m. local time.

Read also: Wings Air to open Surabaya-Labuan Bajo route

With the duration of around 40 minutes, the route will use the ATR 72-500 or ATR 72-600 with a capacity of 72 economy seats.

Redi Irawan, Wings Air’s operations director, told kompas.com that both Semarang and Karimunjawa are ideal and interesting destinations to explore. “This new route is a way to connect both places,” Redi said. “Our plan is to bring more travelers to Karimunjawa. (wir/mut)

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