Wings Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Indonesian low-cost carrier Lion Air, has expressed interest in operating flights of 60 to 90 minutes flying time from Indonesia to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang using ATR 72-500/600 turboprops. The airline will submit a formal application to the Ministry of Transport in Putrajaya for the approval to launch flights in late 2015 or early 2016 when the expansion of SkyPark is completed.
A Wings Air official in Jakarta said the airline will decide on the routes to be operated at a later stage. “With the lower landing and parking charges, it is attractive to operate to Subang,” he said, adding that the close proximity of the airport to Kuala Lumpur city center is another advantage. If it receives the approval, Wings Air will be the fourth regional carrier to operate from SkyPark.