SKS Airways: Malaysia’s Newest Island Airline Takes Off From Subang Airport

SKS Airways, Malaysia’s newest commercial airline, took its first flight yesterday in a modest yet significant ceremony at Subang Airport. (Left: Image by SKS Airways, Right: Image by alea Film)

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Malaysia’s newest commercial airline, SKS Airways, will make island-hopping much easier for those itching to make up for the lack of holidays we’ve endured the last two years.

SKS Airways made history when it took its inaugural flight from Subang’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Pangkor, a tax-free island in the north, yesterday, 25 January. It will also travel to Pulau Redang, a major scuba diving destination, and Tioman Island, a popular tourist destination using 19-seater Twin Otter turboprop aircrafts.

As of right now, commercial flights do not operate to these islands. This gives SKS Airways an edge as a non-competing airline with other carriers. It instead complements the local aviation industry by servicing smaller island destinations.

Daily flights between Subang and Pulau Pangkor begin today (26 January). The Subang-Pulau Redang route will commence operations on 31 January while the Subang-Pulau Tioman flights will take off in the second quarter this year.

SKS Airways director Rohman Ahmad said SKS Airways isn’t a low-cost carrier, but tickets will be fair and the airline’s initial focus will be on island and coastal resorts with direct connections to major Malaysian cities.

Long-term goals include expanding into Southeast Asia and southern China. He went on to say that the airline will operate cargo and charter flights out of both Subang and Senai airports in the state of Johor.

Make a booking

The all-in fares start from RM160 one way, where passengers can choose their preferred fare system.

Visit their website for the most up-to-date information, news, activities, and promotions, or to book your next island vacation. You can also follow SKS Airways on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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