Low-cost carrier Wings Air, a member of Lion Air Group, is to operate a new route connecting Makassar city and Tana Toraja regency in South Sulawesi starting Friday.

According to a statement, the airline is “the first and only” carrier currently offering the service, which will be available four times a week every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

From Makassar’s Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Wings Air IW-1330 is scheduled to depart at 9:35 a.m. local time and land at Toraja Airport at 10:35 a.m. On the same day, Wings Air IW-1331 will leave Tana Toraja at 10:55 a.m. and arrive in Makassar at 11:55 a.m.

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The service will utilize ATR-600 or ATR-72-500 aircraft that can accommodate 72 economy class passengers.

The largest city in eastern Indonesia, Makassar serves as an important hub for passengers traveling to cities in Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua. Meanwhile, Tana Toraja, which lies 300 kilometers north of Makassar, is a popular destination among domestic and foreign tourists for its unique cultural ceremonies and traditions, such as the funeral festival, staycations at traditional Tongkonan houses and much more. (gis/kes)

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