Malaysian domestic airline SKS Airways is launching a new service next month connecting Kuala Lumpur Subang to Tioman Island using De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Twin Otters.

SKS Airways says in a statement it is continuing its expansion and will begin a four-times-weekly scheduled service between Kuala Lumpur’s Subang Airport and Tioman Airport starting 1 May.

The airline adds the frequency will increase to twice-daily for the period 1 July to 29 October, with the addition of more pilots.

SKS Airways operates 19-seat Series 300 Twin Otters, and says the aircraft allows passengers to enjoy aerial views and the landscape below.

SKS Airways will use the 19-seat Series 300 Twin Otter for the new route. (SKS Airways)

Tioman Island is a tourist hotspot famous for its crystal-clear waters, snorkeling and diving activities.

Rohman Ahmad, director of SKS Airways, says the flights to Tioman Island will provide easy access for both domestic and international tourists to do island hopping, in line with the reopening of borders and pent-up travel demand as Malaysia moves towards an endemic phase of COVID-19.

Smart Aviation Asia Pacific reported in January that the airline is serving two routes, Subang-Redang Island and Subang-Pangkor, and has a fleet of two -300 Twin Otters.

Picture Source: SKS Airways

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