Wings Air (Indonesia) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) PK-WFI (msn 871) DPS (Michael B. Ing), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Lion AIr (Jakarta) on February 16, 2012 signed a contract with ATR for the purchase of 27 additional ATR 72-600 aircraft. Once these aircraft will be integrated into the fleet of Lion Air’s regional subsidiary Wings Air, it will become the largest operator of ATR aircraft in the world, with a total fleet of 60 aircraft (20 ATR 72-500s and 40 ATR 72-600s). Wings Air currently operates a fleet of 16 ATR 72-500s across its domestic network in Indonesia. The airline plans to receive its 60th ATR 72 by the end of 2015.
These next 44 ATR 72-500/600s to be delivered to Wings Air will continue to develop new routes departing mainly from Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua islands. Some of these aircraft will also replace and complement Wings Air’s MD-80s and Lion Air’s Boeing 737s operating from these airports, thus adding new frequencies into the network.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.
Lion Wings Air (Jakarta) has converted 15 ATR 72-500 options to firm orders.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Please click on the photo for further information.
Wings Air (subsidiary of Lion Air) (Jakarta) has firmed up and signed a $600 million contract with ATR to purchase 15 ATR 72-500 (ATR 72-212As), with options for 15 ATR 72-600s.