There were celebrations to mark Wings Air’s inaugural service from Pontianak to Kuching on 24 January. The Indonesian airline will operate the 208-kilometre sector with double-daily frequencies and faces direct competition in the form of AirAsia and Xpress Air. The new route marks Wings Air’s return to Malaysia after an absence of more than seven years.
- Wings Air launched flights from Pontianak (PNK) to Kuching (KCH) on 24 January. The Indonesian carrier will operate the 208-kilometre sector twice-daily with ATR 72s. It faces incumbent competition on the airport pair in the form of AirAsia, which operates daily frequencies, and Xpress Air which flies the sector five times per week. The route marks Wings Air’s return to Malaysia after an absence of more than seven years. The carrier last connected Indonesia with Malaysia in its S10 schedule, when it provided a link between Medan and Penang.