KOTA KINABALU: MASwings will cease operations in eight domestic routes in Sabah and Sarawak beginning Jan 1, 2019.
According to a press statement released by the establishment the decision to cease operations in the routes concerned was decided by the Malaysian Government represented by the Ministry of Transport as part of the new Public Service Obligation (PSO) agreement between MASwings and the Ministry.
The routes has been removed by the Government from the new PSO Agreement as it no longer falls under the definition of PSO under the Maaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) Act.
However, the decision will not disrupt air services into these destinations as there are other commercial airlines operating (in the routes). All eight routes mainly Kota Kinabalu-Sandaan-Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu-Tawau-Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu-Miri-Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu-Sibu-Kota Kinabalu, Kuching-Sibu-Kuching, Kuching-Bintulu- Kuching and Kuching-Miri-Kuching will be in service until Dec 31 (Monday).
It stated that all passengers have been notified via email, SMS Blast and calls and given the options to travel at an earlier date, subject to seat availability or to be fully refunded.
Inquiries pertaining the matter can be acquired from 1300 88 3000 from within the country or +6 037843 3000 for those outside of Malaysia, or their respective agents, visit Malaysia Airlines/MASwings ticket offices.-pr/BNN