MASwings mulls reinstating reduced flight frequencies, citing lack in travel demand


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020

KOTA KINABALU: MASwings is planning to reinstate its reduced frequencies and temporary suspended flights as per the Public Services Obligation (PSO) Agreement in four phases, starting June 10 to March 27,2021.

According to the airline’s statement, this comes following the recent implementation of the recovery movement control order (MCO).

The first phase will be from June 10 to 30, second phase from July 1 to July 31, third phase from Aug 1 to Oct 26, and the last phase from Oct 27 to March 27,2021.

The statement said despite the relaxed MCO and now into the recovery phase, there is still no significant growth in air travel demand.

Nevertheless, looking at the forward bookings over the next six months and in anticipation of greater passenger movement, as more businesses and tourism related industries start operating, MASwings has decided to reinstate its flights frequencies gradually over four phases.

These planned reinstatement of operations schedules for the whole of Sabah and Sarawak have received the necessary clearance and support from the Transport Ministry.

On the same note, MASwings said it remains committed towards its role in providing flight services for the people of Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan under its PSO and is ready to relook at its plan from time to time, subject to local demand and operationally deemed available.

It also said that with the latest changes and in compliance with the recovery MCO, the operating hours of all MASwings and Malaysia Airlines ticketing offices in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan will be revised to normal hours from 8am to 5pm daily.

The public can call MASwings’ toll-free lines at 1 300 88 3000 and +60 7843 3000 (for outside Malaysia) or visit their official websites at www.maswings.com.my or www.malaysiaairlines.com for the latest information and updates on flight schedules and other matters.

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