by NUR HANANI AZMAN
SKS Airways, Malaysia’s newest commercial airline introduces short-haul routes to three popular island destinations – Pulau Pangkor, Pulau Redang and Pulau Tioman.
The group which was awarded the Air Service License (ASL) by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) effective Jan 1, 2022 sent off its first flight KI 6357 departed from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang at 1.15pm today to Pulau Pangkor.
SKS Airways Sdn Bhd director Datuk Rohman Ahmad said the inaugural flight is extremely meaningful as it marks its beginning as a commercial airline offering passenger, cargo and charter services.
“With our hubs in Subang and Senai, we plan to connect Malaysian and beyond to destinations in ASEAN and southern China.
“SKS Airways offers easy access to island hopping with flight commencing between Subang to Pulau Pangkor beginning Jan 26; Subang to Pulau Redang (Jan 31); to Pulau Tioman from Subang and Johor Bahru in the second quarter of 2022,” he told reporters during the launch of its inaugural flight today.
The event was graced by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
With the commencement of all three routes, there will be 12 scheduled flights per day at a full daily capacity of 228 passengers, SKS Airways offers all-in fares from RM160 one way.
SKS Airways adopts a 3-Tier Fare system which travellers can choose from depending on the destinations and time of bookings. They are SKS PROMO, SKS LITE and SKS PLUS.
Incorporated on Nov 13, 2017, SKS Airways is part of the SKS Group which has core businesses in property development, investment holding, hospitality and credit finance in Malaysia and Australia.