- Airline to serve underserved and unserved routes
- Air Operator’s Certificate received on October 1, 2020
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has granted SKS Airways (KI) a full Air Service Licence, effective from January 1, 2022, to operate commercial air services within Malaysia after being awarded an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on October 1, 2021.
Previously, along with the AOC awarded, SKS Airways was awarded a partial Air Service Licence which was extended to February 28, 2022.
An Air Service Licence is required to transport passengers or cargo on a fixed schedule by air between two places within Malaysia and will only be issued if the applicant holds a valid AOC issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia.
SKS Airways was incorporated on November 13, 2017 and is based at Johor Bahru and plans to fly from Subang Airport to Pulau Pangkor, Pulau Redang and Pulau Tioman and from Johor Bahru to Pulau Tioman.
According to SKS Airways Facebook page, the airline plans to commence daily flights from Subang to Pulau Pangkor from January 26, 2022, and from Subang to Pulau Redang from January 31, 2022.
The short-haul regional airline currently plans to operate up to three 19-seater De Havilland DHC6-300 Twin Otter aircraft which allows a Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capability.
Each customer is allowed to bring up to 3kg of hand luggage and up to 7kg in Check-In luggage at no additional charge. Customers who purchase the SKS Plus fare will have complimentary access to the SkyLounge at Subang airport before boarding their flight.
The airline is part of the multi-modal SKS Group which was founded in 1983 and is involved in property development, hospitality, investment holding and credit finance in Malaysia and Australia.