The Jakarta Post
Passengers board a twin turboprop aircraft bearing the Wings Air livery. (Tempo/Prima Mulia)
Low-cost commuter passenger airline Wings Air is launching on June 9 a new provincial route that connects Tanjung Karang in Lampung city and Krui in West Pesisir regency, a trip that usually requires driving more than 6 hours on Jl. Lintas Barat Sumatra.
Danang Mandala Prihantoro, the spokesman of parent company PT Lion Air, said the new route was part of the company’s strategy for the Lampung market.
“Wings Air will fly [the route] once daily every Monday, Friday and Sunday. We hope the route will have a positive impact on both travelers and the company,” Danang said in a written statement on Thursday, reported kompas.com.
He said the route would be served by flight IW-1294, departing at 9:05 a.m. from Radin Inten II International Airport in Tanjung Karang and arriving at 9:50 a.m. at Muhammad Taufik Kemas Airport in Krui. Flight IW-1295 would serve the return leg, departing Krui at 10:15 a.m. and arriving at 11:00 a.m. in Tanjung Karang.
Danang said the route, which took 40 minutes each way, was expected to provide value for its passengers by saving a lot of travel time. (gis/mut)