MASwings has decided to permanently scrap its service from the eastern Malaysian town of Tawau to the nearby Indonesia island of Tarakan, arguing that passenger volumes were too low.

The airline says the service has been suspended for more than two years already, due to the pandemic, but now that the market is recovering it has decided to still move ahead and scrap it permanently.

MASWings says even before the pandemic, the passenger volumes on the route were low.

The move to end it means the Malaysian ATR operator now only serves domestic routes because Tarakan was its only international destination.