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Wings Air connect Makassar with the Nusa Tenggara Corridor

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:01
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MAUMERE, Indonesia -- Millennial tourists can now explore Instagramable destinations in the Sunda Islands cluster, one of which is Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). Approaching the Christmas celebration, Maumere, which is located in the east of Flores, presents a variety of Nilo Hill spiritual attractions that must be visited. This is where there is the tallest Virgin Mary Statue on Flores. In addition, visitors can stop at the Old Church, still standing for more than a century. Most prominent is the inscription written the name of an early generation priest in Sikka Village. Tourists also should not miss Geliting's oldest market to buy souvenirs, for example local specialty woven fabrics.

Still on the mainland of Flores, the famous western part is Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai as a Komodo habitat. On the other hand, tourist destinations are also equipped with local culture, charming natural landscapes and unique stretching coastlines, including Padar Island, "village over the clouds" Wae Rebo, "spider" rice fields "Lingko, Pink Beach, Gili Laba and spot others.

Moving on from NTT, travelers were not spared being invited to explore the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) which is famous for storing a wealth of hidden tourism. The island that gets the title "Paradise of Island" is even known to its Balinese brother who presents the beauty of the beach, natural scenery, culinary flavors, impressive adventures and unique culture.

Whereas Makassar is monetized with beaches, nature, culinary, culture that has been busy talking about its beauty. The most important thing is the transit city in eastern Indonesia that is suitable for developing the business.

To go to these cities, Wings Air's best flight service (IW code) is available for members of Lion Air Group. Starting December 5, 2018, opening a new route by connecting South Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara. The frequency of each flight one time every day. Wings is expected to be able to provide new transportation options that are more affordable, fast and easy. Wings Air operates turboprop type aircraft, which will make the travel experience of tourists and businessmen even more memorable. ATR 72-500 or ATR 72-600 with a capacity of 72 passengers in economy class.

Wings took off at 06.00 WITA from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar, South Sulawesi (UPG) numbered IW-1940. The aircraft arrived at Frans Seda Airport, Maumere, NTT (MOF) at 07.20 WITA.

Wings Air departs from Maumere to Komodo Airport, Labuan Bajo (LBJ) at 7:45 a.m. This flight uses the IW-1960 number and lands at 8:40 a.m. Wings Air offers the next new route, namely Labuan Bajo to Lombok. The IW-1967 numbered aircraft departed from Labuan Bajo at 09.00 and arrived at Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport, Lombok (LOP) at 10.20 WITA.

For the reverse flight, Wings Air number IW-1966 airs from Lombok at 13:55 WITA and lands in Labuan Bajo at 15.10 WITA. The next service is Wings Air IW-1961 departing from Labuan Bajo at 15.30 WITA and arriving at 16.25 WITA in Maumere. Then, from Maumere Wings Air took off at 16.45 WITA with number IW-1941 and the arrival time in Makassar was scheduled at 18.20 WITA.

Operations Director of Wings Air, Capt. Redi Irawan, stated, "On behalf of Wings Air, we are grateful for the support of various parties who helped operate the opening of six new flights connected to Makassar, Maumere, Labuan Bajo, Lombok, going home (pp), thus facilitating the inauguration process today. Our commitment always connects district level with other districts / cities, one of which is between Southeast Nusa Tenggara. It is our hope that interconnectivity will be realized to provide added value for tourists and business people in traveling and accelerate logistics distribution. "

"Strengthening networks in Lombok and Labuan Bajo as well as Wings Air's steps in line with efforts to support government programs for economic equality and support the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism to achieve 17 million tourists to Indonesia, including the development of" 10 New Bali destinations, among the top ten tourism destinations namely Mandalika Lombok (NTB) and Komodo Island (NTT)," said Capt. Redi.

This new route has advantages for travelers and businesses, which can be transit in advance to spend vacation or business time in these cities. Makassar, Maumere, Labuan Bajo and Lombok play an important role in the right choice in continuing the journey, because Lion Air Group (Lion Air, Batik Air and Wings Air) has provided connecting flights that can accommodate needs from or to other destinations.

For more flight connections, you can get through Sultan Hasanuddin Airport. Connected destinations include Ambon, Balikpapan, Bandung, Banjarmasin, Denpasar / Bali, Gorontalo, Jakarta, Jayapura, Kendari, Manokwari, Merauke, Palu, Sorong, Surabaya, Ternate, Manado, Lombok, Palu, Pontianak, Solo, Surabaya, Tarakan , Yogyakarta. In addition, travelers have the opportunity to continue other favorite destinations, such as Batulicin, Bau-Bau, Bima, Luwuk, Mamuju, Palangkaraya, Palopo, Poso, Raha, Selayar and Wangi-Wangi.

Through Praya Lombok, you can visit cities such as Semarang, Bima, Sumbawa, Kupang, Banjarmasin and other exotic destinations in the Nusa Tenggara cluster.

Meanwhile, travelers in Labuan Bajo and around, plans to explore more broadly into NTT will soon be realized. From Labuan Bajo you can fly to Denpasar / Bali, Ende, Kupang, Bajawa and other cities.

Until now, Wings Air has flown to 118 domestic and foreign destinations. For regional networks, it has served to Kuching, Malaysia. Wings Air has a frequency of more than 350 flights per day supported by 64 ATR 72-500 / 600 aircraft.

Wings Air Flight Information in Maumere (MOF)

No.

Route

Flight Frequency

1

Maumere – Kupang

1 time per day

2

Maumere – Labuan Bajo *)

1 time per day

3

Maumere – Makassar *)

1 time per day

 

Flight Information in Labuan Bajo (LBJ)

No.

 Batik Air Route

Frequency

1

Labuan Bajo – Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang

1 time per day

2

Labuan Bajo – Surabaya

1 time every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

 

Wings Air Route

 

3

Labuan Bajo – Denpasar

3 times per day

4

Labuan Bajo – Ende

1 time per day

5

Labuan Bajo – Bajawa

1 time per day

6

Labuan Bajo – Kupang

1 time per day

7

Labuan Bajo – Bajawa – Kupang

1 time per day

8

Labuan Bajo – Ende – Kupang

1 time per day

9

Labuan Bajo – Surabaya

1 time every Tueday, Saturday and Sunday

10

Labuan Bajo – Maumere *)

1 time per day

11

Labuan Bajo -  Lombok Praya *)

1 time per day

 

Flight Information in Lombok Praya (LOP)

No.

 Lion Air Route

Flight Frequency

1

Lombok Praya – Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang

3 times per day

2

Lombok Praya – Yogyakarta

1 time per day

3

Lombok Praya – Bandung

1 time per day

4

Lombok Praya – Surabaya

7 times per day

5

Lombok Praya – Denpasar

3 times per day

6

Lombok Praya – Makassar

1 time per day

7

Lombok Praya – Banjarmasin

1 time per day

 

Batik Air Route

 

8

Lombok Praya – Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang

3 times per day

9

Lombok Praya – Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma

1 time per day

 

 Wings Air Route

 

10

Lombok Praya – Denpasar

3 times per day

11

Lombok Praya – Bima

2 times per day

12

Lombok Praya – Sumbawa

2 times per day

13

Lombok Praya – Kupang

1 time per day

14

Lombok Praya – Semarang

1 time per day

15

Lombok Praya – Labuan Bajo *)

1 time per day

 

Wings Air Flight Information in Makassar (UPG)

No

Route

Flight Frequency

1

Makassar – Bima

1 time per day

2

Makassar – Batu Licin

1 time per day

3

Makassar – Bau-Bau

3 times per day

4

Makassar – Kotabaru

1 time per day

5

Makassar – Palopo

1 time per day

6

Makassar – Luwuk

1 time per day

7

Makassar – Mamuju

3 times per day

8

Makassar – Palangkaraya

1 time per day

9

Makassar – Poso

1 time per day

10

Makassar – Kolaka

2 times per day

11

Makassar – Morowali

1 time per day

12

Makassar – Raha

1 time per day

13

Makassar – Maumere *)

1 time per day

14

Makassar – Selayar

1 time per day

 

Batik Air Flight Information in Makassar (UPG)

No

Route

Flight Frequency

1

Makassar – Ambon

2 times per day

2

Makassar – Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang

8 times per day

3

Makassar – Jayapura

1 time per day

4

Makassar – Gorontalo

1 time per day

5

Makassar – Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma

2 times per day

6

Makassar – Kendari

1 time per day

7

Makassar – Marauke

1 time per day

8

Makassar – Manokwari

1 time per day

9

Makassar – Palu

2 times per day

10

Makassar – Sorong

2 times per day

11

Makassar – Surabaya

2 times per day

12

Makassar – Samarinda

1 time per day

13

Makassar – Ternate

1 time per day

 

Lion Air Flight Information di Makassar (UPG)

No

Route

Flight Frequency

1

Makassar – Ambon

2 times per day

2

Makassar – Banjarmasin

1 time per day

3

Makassar – Bandung

1 time per day

4

Makassar – Balikpapan

4 times per day

5

Makassar – Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang

11 times per day

6

Makassar – Jayapura

1 time per day

7

Makassar – Denpasar

3 times per day

8

Makassar – Gorontalo

2 times per day

9

Makassar – Yogyakarta

1 time per day

10

Makassar – Kendari 

5 times per day

11

Makassar – Lombok

1 time per day

12

Makassar – Manado

3 times per day

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Theodore Koumelis

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.