Malaysian National News Agency

Indonesia's Wings Air to resume two routes to Sabah
April 21, 2018 00:05 AM
MELAKA, April 20 (Bernama)--Indonesia'sLion Group Airline's subsidiary, Wings Airis expected toresume tworoutes from Indonesia to Sabah in late April following a review that saw high demand between both destinations.

WingsAir Operations Director Capt Redi Irawansaid thetwo routes were Papan-Tawau and Tarakan-Kota Kinabalu, while several other routes between Indonesia andMalaysia would be introduced in the next few years.

He said so far, Wings Air wasoffering113 flight destinations from Indonesia to Malaysia, including the Medan-Melaka flights, which started operations today.

Rediwas speaking to reporters afterwelcoming theinaugural Medan-Melakaflight at the Melaka International Airport (LTAM) in Batu Berendam here, today.

He said the ATR 72-500 plane carrying 30 passengers on the inaugural flight was delayeddue to an inclement weather.

It left Medanat 4.45 pm local time arrived at LTAM at 6.30 pm.

The passengers weregreeted by Melaka State Secretary Datuk Roslan Ibrahim and StateTransport, ProjectRehabilitationand International Trade Committee Chairman Datuk Lim Ban Hong.

Lim said theMedan-Melaka flight, which takes one and a half hours, operates from LTAM every day with the frequency of one flight a day using an ATR 72 aircraft with a capacity of 72 passengers.

It takes off from Medan at4.30 pm local time and flies back to Medanfrom Melakaat 6.30 pm, he added.

Wings Air,a low-cost carrier, offersshort-range flights and currently operates with 57 ATR 72-500/600 aircraft.


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