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|Operating bases||Soekarno-Hatta International Airport|
|Parent company||Lion Air|
|Key people||Rusdi Kirana (CEO)|
Wings Abadi Airlines, usually shortened to Wings Air, is a scheduled commuter passenger airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia, operating out of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The company was established as a short-haul regional flight service, wholly owned subsidiary of Lion Air and started operations on 10 July 2003.
Wings Air is now banned to land Nabire Airport since 10 December 2016 by its regent because of its disappointing service.
The Wings Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of February 2017):
|ATR 72–500||20||-||72||all in Wings air livery, 10 to be sold.|
|ATR 72–600||31||9||72||PK-WHG in 50th livery
PK-WHS in 60th livery
PK-WHV in 70th livery
4 with Wings Air livery
16 with Lion Air livery
14 to be delivered ongoing from 2016 with Lion Air livery.
On 15 November 2009, Wings Air announced that it had signed a deal with ATR worth 600 million USD. The deal involved an order for 15 ATR 72-500 aircraft with a further 15 options for ATR's new ATR 72-600 aircraft. The new aircraft replaced the airline's aging McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and Dash 8 aircraft. The first three ATR 72-500s were delivered in January 2010 and were inaugurated at a ceremony in the tourist and diving destination of Manado.
On 25 February 2011 Lion Air signed an order for 15 new ATR 72s for the Wings Air fleet. The 2009 contract had included options for 15 additional ATR 72-600 aircraft. The deal announced in February 2011 represented the conversion of all 15 options.
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Accidents and incidents
- On 5 April 2016, a day after Batik Air Flight 7703, a Wings Air ATR 72-600 smashed an airport taxiway sign. This causing a hole in the body of the airplane. No one was killed or injured in the incident. The passengers continued their journey on a replacement aircraft. The National Transportation Safety Committee investigated the incident.
- On 25 December 2016, Wings Air Flight 1896 , an ATR 72-600 carrying 52 passengers and crews veered off the runway and crashed on its side while landing in Semarang in bad weather. No one was killed in the crash however 6 people were treated for shocks. The aircraft was substantially damaged. Survivors stated that the undercarriage broke during landing.
- On 5 January 2017, Wings Air flight IW-1372 registration PK-WFP, overran the taxiway while taxiing for parking in Rahadi Osman Airport, Ketapang. The aircraft was carrying 30 passengers and 5 crews. No fatalities.
"Fly is Cheap" Slogan
Wings Air previously used the slogan "Fly is Cheap", subsequently changed to "Flying is Cheap". The former version of the slogan received considerable attention for the English grammatical mistake, which might be interpreted as a suggestion that the airline provides a poor quality service, rather than the intended meaning that its fares are inexpensive.
- ATR wins Wings Air deal
- Aviation News EU, Wings Air introduces First ATR 72-500s to Indonesia, January 6, 2010 by Marcel van Leeuwen accessed on 23 September 2010
- "Lion Air adds 15 new ATR 72-500s to Wings Air's fleet-Wings Air's fleet of ATRs increases up to 30 aircraft". 25 February 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
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- "KNKT Selidiki Pesawat Wings Air Tabrakan di Kupang".
- "Wings Air Tabrak Rambu Taxi Way Bandara El Tari Kupang".
- "Wings Air yang Tergelincir di Bandara Semarang Alami Kerusakan Ban". Detik. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
- "Not what I wanna hear before I board… - Engrish.com".
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