Malaysian startup SKS Airways has received the regulatory approvals for its operations and is launching services on 26 January with flights from Kuala Lumpur’s Subang Airport to Malaysia’s resort island of Pangkor using De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Twin Otters.

SKS Airways’ chief operating officer, Ismail Taib, says on social media that the launch of Subang-Pangkor services on the 26 January will be followed by the launch of services from Subang to Redang Island on 30 January.

Taib told Smart Aviation Asia Pacific earlier today that the airline has received all the licenses for its flight operations, including its air operator certificate (AOC), and would be launching services this month.

He says the airline received its first Twin Otter in 2019 and a second in 2020, but the airline’s launch of operations was delayed due to the pandemic. Both Twin Otters are Series 300 aircraft purchased from Switzerland’s RUAG MRO International.

SKS Airways is based in the southern Malaysian city of Johor Bahru, bordering Singapore, but Taib says the first scheduled services will be from Kuala Lumpur’s Subang Airport.Read more