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Apparently there is a new small local airlines called "SKS Airways" planning to start operation somewhere in the Q4 of this year. SKS Airways intends to fly to primary and unserved destinations in the country such as Pangkor, Redang, Tioman and even Taman Negara using several Twin-Otter aircrafts.

 

News about SKS Airways:

 

https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/reopening-its-airport-oct-1-will-boost-pangkor-dutyfree-island

 

 

It seems that it will begin its operations on Oct 1 with its first 2 routes are Subang-Pangkor-Subang and Subang-Ipoh-Subang.

 

 

SKS Airways is also actively recruiting staffs for several positions on its social media accounts:

 

https://www.facebook.com/sksairways/

 

https://twitter.com/sksairways

 

https://www.instagram.com/sksairways/

 

 

Official website:

https://www.sksairways.com/

 

 

 

This will be really interesting and I really cannot wait for this tiny player to take off!

 

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There is an airport at Sungai Tiang? Went to Google and learnt something new today. Never knew it exist! There is even a Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiudDNIf0Bc

 

SKS Airways seems to be taking over Berjaya Air's previous role. Hopefully they are able to sustain their operation.


Also announced their fleet: four DHC6 Twin-Otter. https://www.sksairways.com/about-us

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The 1st DH6-300 Twin Otter aircraft for SKS Airways has departed from Sion Airport, Switzerland on 6th of December 2019 and expected to arrive in Subang Airport (SZB) around 5:30am on 10th of December 2019.

 

 

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On 12/9/2019 at 3:25 PM, Adam Lawrence said:

The 1st DH6-300 Twin Otter aircraft for SKS Airways has departed from Sion Airport, Switzerland on 6th of December 2019 and expected to arrive in Subang Airport (SZB) around 5:30am on 10th of December 2019.

 

 

Updated: It should be arrived in SZB today, Dec 11, 2019 and not on Dec 10.

 

 

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According to FR24 they gonna do Seletar-Kuching on an ATR72 come next month

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On the ATR?

It would take half a day just to complete a sector. Not sure whether it’s gonna be a popular route and in demand apart from during festive seasons and school holidays.

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Suspension of Subang-Pangkor flights due to tourists’ preference for road travel, says exco

IPOH, June 23 — Flight services connecting the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS), Subang, with Pangkor Island have been temporarily suspended, due to a not very encouraging response from tourists, who prefer to travel by land instead.

Perak Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee chairman, Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, said that it was because the travel distance to Pangkor Island was reasonable and did not take too much time when using the land route.

“Hence, the services have been temporarily suspended, from May 29, and it is a business decision of the company (SKS Airways Sdn Bhd). It plans to resume the service during peak seasons such as school holidays,” she said.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/06/23/suspension-of-subang-pangkor-flights-due-to-tourists-preference-for-road-travel-says-exco/13864

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4 hours ago, JuliusWong said:

Suspension of Subang-Pangkor flights due to tourists’ preference for road travel, says exco

IPOH, June 23 — Flight services connecting the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS), Subang, with Pangkor Island have been temporarily suspended, due to a not very encouraging response from tourists, who prefer to travel by land instead.

Perak Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee chairman, Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, said that it was because the travel distance to Pangkor Island was reasonable and did not take too much time when using the land route.

“Hence, the services have been temporarily suspended, from May 29, and it is a business decision of the company (SKS Airways Sdn Bhd). It plans to resume the service during peak seasons such as school holidays,” she said.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/06/23/suspension-of-subang-pangkor-flights-due-to-tourists-preference-for-road-travel-says-exco/13864

The fares they're charging is just too low for feasible twin otter ops. MASwing viking flights are slightly cheaper but that is with partial subsidies from the ministry of transport. SKS flight needs about 180 ish usd return flight per pax to be sustainable without pricing dynamic hierarchy in play. And that rate is still significantly cheaper than what air maldivian/winair flight charges. A similar STOL aircraft in Sabah which is the GAF Nomad is being charged RM8.5K per hour. Technically too far outreach in affordability for local demand.

Only way for it to work is for Gulf/EU/Aussie/Japanese foreign tourist to fly them but not sure if that is working for the time being and it needs heavy marketing. Relying solely on locals(who majority are already used to LCC type fares) is not going to work.

Edited by jahur

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On 6/28/2022 at 9:17 AM, JuliusWong said:

Suspension of Subang-Pangkor flights due to tourists’ preference for road travel, says exco

IPOH, June 23 — Flight services connecting the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS), Subang, with Pangkor Island have been temporarily suspended, due to a not very encouraging response from tourists, who prefer to travel by land instead.

Perak Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee chairman, Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, said that it was because the travel distance to Pangkor Island was reasonable and did not take too much time when using the land route.

“Hence, the services have been temporarily suspended, from May 29, and it is a business decision of the company (SKS Airways Sdn Bhd). It plans to resume the service during peak seasons such as school holidays,” she said.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/06/23/suspension-of-subang-pangkor-flights-due-to-tourists-preference-for-road-travel-says-exco/13864

I think another reason is because they do not have enough number of aircraft.

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I was going to use them on a trip to Redang but changed my mind. Cost wasn't the issue (although it was a concern) however the key issue was the strict limit on 7kg of luggage. 

Yes I know its a small plane but for many 7kg is too little.

 

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