Wings Air

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Wings Air
Wings Air.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2003
Operating bases Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Fleet size 49
Destinations 75
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.[citation needed]


Main article: Lion Air destinations

Wings Air serves the following destinations in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines:



A Wings Air ATR 72–500

As of March 2016, the Wings Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1][2]

Wings Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72–500 20 - 72 all in wings air livery, 10 to be sold.
ATR 72–600 29 9 72 PK-WHG in 50th livery
PK-WHS in 60th livery
4 with Wings Air livery
16 with Lion Air livery
14 to be delivered ongoing from 2016 with Lion Air livery.
Total 49 9

Aircraft orders[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

On 27 November 2014 Lion Air signed an order for 40 new ATR 72-600 for the Wings Air fleet. It makes Lion Group the largest customer of ATR.[6]

Former aircraft[edit]

EU aviation blacklist[edit]

Wings Abadi Air is currently banned from operating in European airspace,[7][8] appearing on a list of carriers that do not meet necessary safety standards to fly to airports in the European Union.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 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 later removed into another aircraft. The National Transportation Safety Committee investigated the incident.[9][10]

"Fly is Cheap" Slogan[edit]

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.[11]


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