Lion Group is committed to supporting NTT`s tourism sector by starting several new flight routes to the province`s top tourist destinations.
"We highly laud the commitment of the Lion Group management for starting new flight routes, which will certainly have a positive impact on the flow of tourists to NTT," Jelamu remarked here on Friday.
Earlier, at the end of May 2018, the Lion Group, through Wings Air airline, had opened the round trip Kupang-Lombok flight route that operates on a daily basis.
In addition, starting July 8, 2018, Wings Air will open a new flight route connecting the East Java provincial city of Surabaya to Labuan Bajo in NTT.
Using the ATR 72-600 aircraft, with a capacity of 72 seats, Wings Air will serve the Surabaya-Labuan Bajo route with three flights per week on every Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
"Lion Group, which has, so far, become a leader in pioneering new flight routes to NTT, also plans to open the Makassar-Labuan Bajo route in the near future," Jelamu noted.
He expressed optimism that the presence of these new flight routes would significantly increase the flow of tourists to the island-based province of NTT.