Malaysia’s newest carrier SKS Airways launched its maiden flight on January 25, 2022, taking off from Subang Airport near Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor, a tax-free island in northern Malaysia.
It is the first carrier to fly to the island.
- SKS Airways will also fly to Redang island, a popular scuba diving haven in the northeastern region, and Tioman island in the south using a 19-seater Twin Otter turboprop aircraft.
- Currently, there are no commercial flights to the islands.
- The maiden flight took place on January 25, 2022.
- Flight KI 357 departed Subang’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport at 13:15 and touched down at Pulau Pangkor at 14:00.
- The new airline operated the route via a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter series 300 turboprop aircraft.
“As a new set-up, we are nimble, agile, flexible, and also able to tap into any opportunities that arise. We are positioning ourselves to capitalize on the current pent-up demand for domestic travel”SKS Airways director Rohman Ahmad said to local media at the launch event.
Moreover, SKS Airways is owned by the SKS Group, a real estate company based in the southern state of Johor.
It plans to eventually connect Malaysia and beyond to Southeast Asian destinations and southern China.
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