MASWings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines has commenced it’s services starting from today. The Fokker 50 inaugural flight took off from Lahad Datu, Sabah with 50 orphans given a joyride at 10am today to mark the entrance of MASWings services replacing unreliable Fly Asian Express. MASWings is scheduled to have 451 weekly flights covering 21 destinations in Sabah and Sarawak. MASWings, which will use the Malaysia Airlines prefix MH followed by a four-digit flight number, will be utilizing 4 Fokker 50 and 4 Twin Otter aircrafts for this purpose.
The commencement of MASWings services today will give the people of Sabah and Sarawak a new hope of a better rural air services which has been badly hit by poor performance of Fly Asian Express. Apart from that, MASWings is also expected to help to boost tourism industry for Sabah and Sarawak by providing the much needed interlining and connectivity within the two states.
Information on MASWings is available at www.maswings.com.my, bookings are accepted through Malaysia Airlines call centre 1-300-88-300 or 603 78433000 as well as at MAS offices and travel agents worldwide.