The Jakarta Post
The inaugural flight of Tanjung Karang-Krui route arrived at Muhammad Taufik Kiemas Airport in Krui, West Pesisir regency, Lampung, on Feb. 7. (Courtesy of/Wings Air)
Wings Air, a subsidiary of Lion Air Group, inaugurated a new provincial route that connects Tanjung Karang in Lampung city and Krui in West Pesisir regency in Lampung province.
On Friday, the inaugural flight left Radin Inten II International Airport in Tanjung Karang at 10 a.m. and arrived at Muhammad Taufik Kiemas Airport in Krui at 10:30 a.m.
The route is served three times a week, namely on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The airline uses the ATR 72, which can accommodate 72 economy-class passengers.
The return flight from Krui departs at 10:50 a.m. and arrives at Tanjung Karang at 11:20 a.m.
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Wings Air is currently the only airline that connects the two cities. The 35-minute route is expected to serve as an alternative to driving, which takes more than six hours.
Tickets start at Rp 400,000 (US$29.13) for one-way travel.
Lampung city offers an array of attractions for tourists, including Tirtayasa Beach, Lampung Museum and Al-Furqon Grand Mosque, the biggest mosque in the province.
Meanwhile, West Pesisir regency is known as a haven for surfers, with Ujung Bocur being the most famous spot thanks to its high waves and unbeatable views. (wng)
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