-Makassar-Nusa Tenggara Corridor is connected
FOR millennial tourists, nowdays could explore instagramable destinations in the Sunda Islands cluster, one of which is Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). Nearly to the Christmas celebration, in Maumere, which is located in the east of Flores, presents various spiritual attractions of Nilo Hill that is must be visited, where the tallest Virgin Mary Statue on Flores stand. In addition, visitors could visit the Old Church, that is still standing for more than a century. The 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 Flores, the famous western part of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai as a Komodo habitat. On the other hand, tourist destinations are also complemented by local culture, charming natural landscapes and unique stretching coastlines, including Padar Island, “village over the clouds” Wae Rebo, “spider” paddy fields “Lingko, Pink Beach, Gili Laba and spot others.
Moving from NTT, travelers are 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 sister who presents the beauty of the beach, natural scenery, culinary flavors, impressive adventures and unique culture.
Makassar is lined 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 travel these cities, Wings Air’s best flight service (IW code) is now 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(Central Indonesia time) 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 in the operation of the opening of six new flighs tround-trip connected to Makassar, Maumere, Labuan Bajo, Lombok. Our commitment is always to connect district level with other districts / cities, one of them is 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. “
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New route “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 themten tourism destinations are priority, namely Mandalika Lombok (NTB) and Komodo Island (NTT), ” Capt. Redi said.
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 as the right choice in continuing the journey, because Lion Air Group (Lion Air, Batik Air and Wings Air) has provided connecting flights that are able to accommodate needs from or to the destinationothers. 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.’
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