Berjaya Hotels and Resorts has launched a direct flight service from Subang Skypark Terminal in Selangor to Redang Island in Terengganu. The service, utilising an ATR 42-500 aircraft, is operated by Berjaya Air.
With the launch of the service, holidaymakers to Redang Island – especially those from the Klang Valley – can now cut down their travel time significantly. Instead of flying into the Sultan Mahmud Airport in Kuala Terengganu and then heading to the Merang Waterfront Jetty (a half-hour drive) for a one-hour boat ride to the island, visitors can now land directly on the island.
“Our new direct flight will further enhance regional air connectivity and reduce travelling time to Redang Island, ” said Berjaya Hotels and Resorts chief orperating officer Foo Toon Kee in a press statement.
The aircraft sports a livery featuring a sea turtle named Jojo that is said to reside at one of the beaches on the island.
Berjaya owns two resorts at Redang, namely The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort and Redang Island Resort. Special holiday packages called Fly Me Away that include return flights and stays at The Taaras are currently on offer; check them out at thetaaras.com.
Flights are available every day except Wednesdays. Departure from Subang is at 10am, while departure from Redang is at 2pm; flying time is about 75 minutes.
The company is looking to start similar flight services originating from Singapore, Penang and even Tioman Island in Pahang in the future.