Wings Air, a member of Lion air Group, have announced they will begin operations on new domestic flights connecting Lampung in South Sumatra with the popular town of Bengkulu on the island’s southwest coast.
The airline opened its new daily schedule between Bandar Udara Internasional Radin Inten II, Lampung (TKG) and Bandar Udara Fatmawati Soekarno, Bengkulu (BKS) on 18th April 2018. The new flights are serviced by ATR 72-500/600 aircraft, each with capacity for 72 passengers. The flight duration is 70 minutes.
Operation Director of Wings Air, Redi Irawan confirmed the news in a statement to the associated press last month, and extolled the benefits of the new service: “the availability of the new flights will improve logistics to both areas and facilitate travel for the agrobusiness sector, as well as the creative industries,” said Mr. Irawan.
According to the Wings Air Director, the Lampung-Bengkulu route has been a long time coming, with key personnel in the travel and business sectors frequently requesting additional flights to connect the two locations in Sumatra. True to projections, the route is already operating at close to 90% capacity, proving to be popular among business travellers and conventional tourists.
PT Wings Abadi Airlines, operating as Wings Air, is a scheduled commuter passenger low cost airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. In addition to its growing network in Sumatra, the airline operates out of Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, and several other airports around Indonesia.