Starting 8th July, Wings Air will begin operations on a new flight schedule connecting the East Java capital of Surabaya with Labuan Bajo in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara.
The Indonesian airline, a subsidiary of the country’s largest private airline, Lion Air Group, will operate three weekly direct flights, on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The new route will be serviced by ATR 72-600 aircraft, capable of accommodating 72 passengers.
According to the Jakarta Post, Lion Air Group’s manager in East Nusa Tenggara, Rinus T Zebua, has confirmed the new Surabaya-Labuan Bajo route is aimed at supporting the government’s drive to improve connectivity between outlying regions of the country. Rinus added that Wings Air would be the first airline to serve the Surabaya-Labuan Bajo route with direct flights.
The new 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.