Sunday, 05 Jul 2020

Wings Air has announced it will close seven flight routes


Photo : InternetPhoto : Internet -  Finally,  starting October 3, 2019, low-cost carrier Wings Air, as a part of Lion Group has announced it will close seven flight routes. 

Group spokesman of Lion Group, Danang Mandala Prihantoro said the route closure was attributable to the price of jet fuel or avtur.

Danang reiterated that the fuel price in several airports was higher than at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. 

As information, in Soetta, the price was IDR 7,790 per liter, while at other airports such as Sam Ratulangi International Airport, North Sulawesi, it reached IDR 10,080 per liter.

Meanwhile, at Eltari International Airport, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, the selling price of jet fuel is IDR 9,970 per liter; at Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri Airport, Palu, Central Sulawesi at IDR 10,080 per liter; and Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport, Tanjung Pinang, Riau Island at IDR 9,540 per liter.

But, Danang balked at detailing the losses that passengers would bear, yet admitted the high price of avtur had forced his company to raise its airfares. 

Wings Air would then focus on serving flight routes in Sumatra, Java, and Kalimantan, which are considered lucrative. Besides, the avtur price there is relatively cheaper.

The seven routes to be closed are :

Palu – Morowali, 
Palu – Ampana, 
Kupang – Rote, 
Manado – Kao, 
Manado – Naha, 
Manado – Melonguane, 
Batam – Tanjung Pinang





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