Startup regional airline SKS Airways, which has yet to launch operations, plans to operate ATR 72-500s in addition to De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Series 300 Twin Otter aircraft.

The tourism-focused airline, which is headquartered in the southern Malaysian city of Johor Bahru, says on its social media channels that it is recruiting for ATR 72-500 pilots and cabin crew. 

The ads on its social media channels also show an illustration of an ATR 72-500 in SKS Airways livery.

When Smart Aviation Asia Pacific spoke to SKS Airways in December last year, the airline had received its second De Havilland Canada Series 300 Twin Otter. Both aircraft were purchased from RUAG MRO International in Switzerland. 

In 2019’s interview with Smart Aviation Asia Pacific, another executive of the airline said SKS Airways planned to begin operations with four Twin Otters.

SKS Airways was founded in 2017, but its commencement date has been delayed several times. Even though it had reportedly secured a provisional air services license (ASL), the status of its air operator certificate (AOC) application is unknown.

The airline’s website lists its planned destinations as: Johor Bahru, Pulau Pangkor, Palau Tioman and Subang as its destinations.

SKS Airways is a subsidiary of the SKS Group, a property developer that owns malls, offices and hotels in Malaysia and in Perth, Australia.

Smart Aviation Asia Pacific has reached out to the airline for more information.

Picture Source: SKS Airways Twitter

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