The Jakarta Post
Wings Air Indonesia ATR 72-600 PK-WHQ sits at Supadio International Airport, Pontianak, West Kalimantan. (Shutterstock/Alexiushan)
Wings Air, a subsidiary of Lion Air Group, will start flying a new route from Pontianak in West Kalimantan to Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan on April 3.
Available once a week, the service is scheduled to depart from Pontianak's Supadio International Airport at 3:20 p.m. local time and arrive in Palangkaraya's Tjilik Riwut Airport at 4:55 p.m. On the same day, the carrier will fly from Palangkaraya at 5:15 p.m. and land at Supadio airport at 6:55 p.m. using an ATR-72-500 or 72-600 aircraft, which can accommodate 72 economy class passengers.
According to a company statement, Wings Air will be the only airline connecting the two cities.
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The capital of West Kalimantan province, Pontianak is home to tourist attractions such as Rumah Betang Radakng, a replica of traditional Dayak house; the Pontianak State Museum; the Batulayang Royal Cemetery; Kadriah Palace; and Bodhisatva Karaniya Metta Temple. Palangkaraya is home to Sebangau National Park.
From Supadio airport, travelers may continue their trip to Sintang, Putusibau, Ketapang, Kuching in Malaysia, Jakarta, Batam, Medan, Banda Aceh, Yogyakarta Kulonprogo, Surabaya, Semarang and Balikpapan. Those arriving at Tjilik Riwut Airport can travel to Balikpapan, Pangkalan Bun, Sampit, Semarang, Surakarta, Jakarta and Surabaya. (kes)
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