|SIBU (Jan 18): The inaugural flight of low-cost airline MYAirline from Kuala Lumpur arrived here today.
According to the airline’s chief executive officer, Rayner Teo, this was their second flight connecting Peninsular Malaysia with East Malaysia. The first one was Kuching.
“We fly two flights daily effective today. Having flights starting at this time couldn’t have been better because we are running during a super peak period.
“We are doing our part in allowing the people here and in Kuala Lumpur to go back during festive seasons,” he told a press conference here today.
With him was Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture Khairul Firdaus Akhbar Khan.
Khairul was among the passengers in the inaugural flight.
According to Teo, the demand for the KL-Sibu flight was encouraging.
He said the passenger load for the inaugural flight was 180, with only two empty seats.
“Demand is strong and we foresee that it will continue this way,” he said, adding that all their aircraft had brand new seats.
Teo also said MYAirline also launched a promotion called ‘Sarawak Super Sale’ which includes all-in-fares from as low as RM59 with free 15kg baggage and seat selection.
“This is a limited offer and is available for Kuching, Sibu and Miri flights with booking period from Jan 18 to 19 and the travel period until July 31, 2023.
“MYAirline also has plans to fly routes in the entire Peninsular Malaysia and also some international flights. However, it will take a little bit of time.
Khairul, meanwhile, commended the airline for fulfilling the people’s travel demand.
“Although it is a low-cost airline, the service is very special and I believe with such service, it would bring satisfaction to the passengers,” he said.
| The Borneo Post