INDONESIA: Wings Air adds 15 new ATR 72-500s

European turboprop manufacturer ATR, Indonesia’s Wings Air and its parent company Lion Air have recently signed a contract for the purchase of 15 additional ATR 72-500s. The contract firms options from an original deal signed in 2009 for the purchase of 15 ATR 72-500s with options for 15 additional aircraft. Wings Air introduced the new […]


European turboprop manufacturer ATR, Indonesia’s Wings Air and its parent company Lion Air have recently signed a contract for the purchase of 15 additional ATR 72-500s. The contract firms options from an original deal signed in 2009 for the purchase of 15 ATR 72-500s with options for 15 additional aircraft. Wings Air introduced the new ATR 72-500s in Indonesia in January 2010 and 10 of the aircraft are already in operation. With the delivery of the 15 additional aircraft, Wings Air and Lion Air will become ATR’s largest customer in Southeast Asia. With its fleet of ATRs, Wings Air is developing a strong regional network across Indonesia, increasing passenger traffic and frequencies, while improving connectivity to small and remote communities. Wings Air’s ATR fleet is also enabling the airline to feed Lion Air’s Boeing 737-900ER network. Southeast Asia represents a third of ATR’s global market with 130 ATRs currently in operation in the region.