Malaysia’s Newest Budget Carrier, MYAirline, Set To Take Off With Lower Flight Rates

Malaysia’s Newest Budget Carrier, MYAirline, Set To Take Off With Lower Flight Rates

MYAirline, a new low-cost carrier based in Malaysia, expects to begin commercial operations by the end of the year. And its CEO says the company can provide cheaper rates than domestic rival AirAsia. (Images by @alifyazid_ & elCarito. Edited by River Huei.)

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Nowadays, flying has been maddeningly unpredictable. Passengers are fed up with the unreliability of air travel as flight delays and cancellations — along with steep prices —that remain a big source of stress for them. However, despite these inconveniences, travellers are still packing their bags and setting off to their desired destinations.

Inspired by the popularity of low-cost airlines in the region, a new airline startup, MYAirline, is hoping to hit the skies in late 2022, offering travellers new options to fly within Malaysia.

The airline’s CEO, Rayner Teo, stated that MYAirline, which has been granted an operating permit by the Malaysian Aviation Commission, described its business model as “ultra-low cost.” It plans to begin operations with a fleet of three pre-owned Airbus A320s and eventually grow to 50 aircraft over the next five years.

KLIA will serve as the airline’s primary hub for local routes initially, with international service planned for the following year. The flight range will be kept within four hours, because that’s the ideal time range when it comes to low-cost carrier operations. The flight routes will only be officially announced when the airline is launched,

Although AirAsia is now the main low-cost airline in the region, Teo suggested that his own company could compete favourably by offering even lower rates, better real-time customer service, and more reliable flight schedules. It’s also seen that some of AirAsia’s former senior management team have taken lead roles in MYAirline.

Another new low-cost carrier, SKS Airways, started operating flights from Subang to Pangkor in February.

Short-haul domestic flights to island and coastal resorts will be MYAirline’s primary focus.

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