WINGS Air, a member of Lion Air Group, conveyed the latest developments, in connection with the plan to open a new route starting October 16, 2020 on Sulawesi Island as part of connecting Trans-Sulawesi to shorten distances, shorten time, speed up travel, be effective and efficient.
Wings Air serves scheduled passenger flights with a daily return frequency from Makassar via Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Maros, South Sulawesi to Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport in Palu, Central Sulawesi.
Every passenger (business and leisure traveler) will enjoy the right choice of departure schedule. Wings Air flight number IW-2232 will air from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport at 08.30 WITA (Central Indonesian Time, GMT + 08) and is scheduled to land at Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport at 09.30 WITA.
For the reverse route, Wings Air still serves the same day. Wings Air flight IW-2233 has a scheduled departure at 09.50 WITA from Palu and is expected to arrive at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport at 10:50 WITA.
Wings Air is also grateful to regulators, airport managers, air traffic controllers and related parties who fully support the operation so that the initial flight plan of the new route can be carried out properly according to standard operating procedures and is carried out according to health protocol guidelines.
The Makassar-Palu-Makassar route, which will be operated this month, is Wings Air’s second newest route served from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. Previously, on September 4, 2020, Wings Air flew Makassar-Tana Toraja-Makassar. Therefore, Wings Air optimistic that can provide travel options using airplanes, especially for passengers originating from Makassar and other cities.
For Wings Air to operate in Sulawesi Island, Palu is the 10th (ten) scheduled city served from the airport after Selayar, Mamuju, Palopo, Bau-Bau, Kolaka, Morowali, Poso, Raha and Tana Toraja. Meanwhile, from Palu, Makassar is the 6th (sixth) Wings Air destination after Buol, Gorontalo, Luwuk, Morowali and Toli-Toli.
Located in a strategic position and as the main link, especially in Eastern Indonesia. Wings Air provides passenger options from Palu for more (interconnected) flight connections through Sultan Hasanuddin Airport with destinations to Batulicin, Bau-Bau, Bima, Luwuk, Mamuju, Poso, Raha, Selayar, Wangi-Wangi, Kupang, Alor, Maumere, Tambolaka, Waingapu, Rote, Ambon, Saumlaki, Tual, Balikpapan, Samarinda, Berau, Palangkaraya, Pontianak, Ketapang, Pangkalan Bun, Banjarmasin, Denpasar, Gorontalo, Jayapura, Kendari, Merauke, Sorong, Manokwari, Ternate, Manado, Lombok , Tarakan, Yogyakarta Kulonprogo, Tanjung Karang-Lampung, Pangkalpinang, Palembang, Bengkulu, Jambi, Padang, Pekanbaru, Batam, Tanjung Pinang, Medan, Silangit, Gunung Sitoli, Meulaboh, Banda Aceh. Wings Air operates a fleet of ATR 72-600 or ATR 72-500 types. [sources]