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Wings Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded10 July 2003; 20 years ago (2003-07-10)
Operating bases
Fleet size73
Parent companyLion Air Group
HeadquartersJakarta, Indonesia
Key peopleRusdi Kirana (CEO)

PT Wings Abadi Airlines,[2] operating as Wings Air, is a scheduled commuter passenger low-cost airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The airline operates out of Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar as well as several other airports around Indonesia. The company was established as a short-haul regional flight service, wholly owned subsidiary of Lion Air and started operations on July 10, 2003 and the airline is currently[when?] linking tier-two and tier-three cities in Indonesia as to bypass the airline's congested base in Jakarta.


Wings Air MD-80 at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport


A Wings Air ATR 72-500
A Wings Air Bombardier Dash 8-300
ATR 72-500 from Wings Air at Tampa Padang Airport

As of May 2024, Wings Air operates an all-ATR fleet composed of the following aircraft:[3][4]

Wings Air Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72-500 20 - 72
ATR 72-600 53 6 72 Transferred from Batik Air Malaysia.[citation needed]
Total 73 6

Aircraft orders[edit]

On 15 November 2009, Wings Air announced that it had signed a deal with ATR worth US$600 million. 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 Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft and will allow further expansion into smaller airports within Indonesia.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

On 27 November 2014 Lion Air signed an order for 40 new ATR 72-600 for the Wings Air fleet. It makes Lion Group ATR's largest customer of.[8]

Former aircraft[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 25 December 2016: Wings Air Flight 1896, an ATR 72-600 (registered PK-WGW) carrying 52 passengers and crew veered off the runway and crashed on its side while landing in Semarang in bad weather. No one was killed in the crash however six people were treated for shock. The aircraft was substantially damaged. Passengers stated that the undercarriage broke during landing.[9]
  • 5 January 2017: Wings Air Flight 1372, an ATR-72-500 (registration PK-WFP), overran the taxiway while taxiing in Rahadi Osman Airport, Ketapang.[citation needed] The aircraft was carrying 30 passengers and 5 crew. There were no fatalities.
  • 17 February 2024: Wings Air Flight 1646 was shot in Papua Highlands by an unknown person. No one was hurt.[1][10]


  1. ^ "Route map Wings Air". Flight Connections. 13 June 2024. Retrieved 13 June 2023.
  2. ^ Rahman, Irfanur. "Wings Air dropped 7 routes". TEMPO.CO.
  3. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 16.
  4. ^ "Wings Air Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  5. ^ ATR wins Wings Air deal
  6. ^ Aviation News EU, Wings Air introduces First ATR 72-500s to Indonesia, January 6, 2010 by Marcel van Leeuwen accessed on 23 September 2010
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "ATR Aircraft".
  9. ^ "Wings Air yang Tergelincir di Bandara Semarang Alami Kerusakan Ban". Detik. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  10. ^ Media, Kompas Cyber (2024-02-18). "Kronologi Pesawat Wings Air Ditembak KKB Saat Mendarat di Papua Pegunungan". KOMPAS.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2024-02-22.

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