Jakarta-based airline NAM Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's third largest airline Sriwijaya Air, has received its first turbo-propeller ATR 72-600 aircraft. (GA Photo/Mohammad Defrizal)

NAM Air Receives Its First ATR 72-600 to Serve Small Airports

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

JULY 04, 2017

Jakarta. Jakarta-based airline NAM Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's third largest airline Sriwijaya Air, has received its first turbo-propeller ATR 72-600 aircraft, which will be used to serve small airports in Papua, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Java, Sriwijaya Air said in a statement on Tuesday (04/07).

The plane is one of the six units ordered. Its arrival to Indonesia has cemented NAM Air's position as the feeder for its parent company, which operates on bigger airports.

"The ATR 72-600 aircraft will help to connect outer cities of Indonesia and improve their economic development and infrastructure," Sriwijaya Air Group senior manager for corporate communication Agus Soedjono said in the statement.

The plane has a capacity of 72 seats and can fly up to 1,500 kilometers non-stop. ATR 72-600's engine is also quiet, due to its advanced turbo propeller machines.

The remaining five ATR aircraft will join the airline's fleet by the end of the year.

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