MASwings Airline is a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. MASWings is Malaysia ’s first commuter airline that was officially launched on 1 October 2007. It provides travel services to Sarawak and Sabah by providing affordable air ticket fares, regular schedules to connect these two Malaysian Borneo States. With its link with Malaysia Airlines, MASwings is able to connect Sabah and Sarawak with the global network that this national airline already serviced.
MASwings boasts a fleet of four 68-passengers seat ATR 72-50 aircrafts and ten 19-passenger seat DHC-6 Twin Otter aircrafts. MASWings is now in the process of replacing their Twin Otter planes with newer model aircrafts to enhance their service.
MASwings has an online web check-in facility to most destinations which enables customers to check in through the internet within 24 hours to 90 minutes before their flight departure times.
MASwings currently has a few flight packages on offer. They are the MASwings Golf Escapade which is a 2-nights stay in several of the domestic golfing destinations, the Wings of Borneo tour packages designed for travellers who want to begin their journey from either Kuching, Kota Kinabalu or Bandar Seri Begawan, Hari Raya special price promotion and the one-way MASwings Value Fare deals.
MASwings flies to several domestic destinations in Sabah, Labuan, Sarawak , Brunei and Indonesia . MASwings’ Sabah destinations are Kota Kinabalu, Kudat, Lahad Datu, Sandakan and Tawau. For the Sarawak flight sector, MASwings has regular flights to major towns and rural destinations such as Ba’Kelalan, Bario, Bintulu, Kuching, Lawas, Limbang, Long Banga, Long Seridan, Long Leilang, Marudi, Miri, Mukah, Mulu and Sibu. Amongst the notable destinations in MASwings domestic flights are Labuan , Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bintulu, Sibu, Miri and Mulu.
The Federal Territory of Labuan is a famous deep sea fishing and diving destination. You could also find several World War 2 memorials here. Labuan is also famous amongst visitors for its tax-free haven status.
Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah with various shopping and nightlife venues. Mount Kinabalu and the Kinabalu Park are among the major attractions of this destination.
Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak is the most populated city in East Malaysia . You could see various attractions here such as the Kuching Waterfront, the Sarawak Cultural Village and Damai Beach .
Bintulu Sarawak is a major industrial town specialising in oil and gas. However, there are number of preserved tropical rainforests here. You could visit several nature parks here. These parks include Tumbina Park , Batang Kemena Safari and the Simalajau National Park .
Sibu town, mainly populated by the Foochow Chinese, contains the historical seven storey pagoda which should warrant a visit. This town is also famous for its beautifully designed Sarawak pottery.
Miri is the second largest city in Sarawak after Kuching. It is well known as the oil town due to its origin as the birthplace for the state’s petroleum industry. This city is popular for its shopping malls and traditional handicraft centre.
Mulu is world-famous for its caves located in the Gunung Mulu National Park . Sarawak Chamber, the largest cave in the world is located here. Other notable attractions here are Batu Lawi and the Mulu Pinnacles.
MASwings also operates a charter service for domestic destinations to Sabah and Sarawak if there is a written request submitted 15 days before the proposed flight time, with a maximum capacity of 60 passengers for the ATR 72-50 flights and 19 passengers for the Twin Otter flights.
Apart from domestic flights, MASwings also flies international routes to Brunei ’s capital of Bandar Seri Begawan and to Indonesia ’s island of Tarakan and Pontianak City .
Bandar Seri Begawan is the centre of Brunei ’s most famous landmarks. With its collections of majestic fountains, towers and colourful tiles this city is uniquely placed as being one of the more notable capital cities in Asia .
Tarakan Island lies on the Eastern Kalimantan province near the Sabah border. The tourism spot in this island is the Amal Beach located 11 kilometres from Tarakan town. This beach has a beautiful view of sea waves rushing to the shore and the numerous coconut trees.
Pontianak , the capital city of Kalimantan province, is known and the Equator City as it is exactly located on the equatorial line. This city is well-known for its food and regional produce.
For more MASwings packages, sarawakborneotour.com has a wide selection of tour destinations to Sabah, Sarawak , Brunei and Pontianak Indonesia via MASwings flights for you to choose from.
The Sabah destinations include tour packages to Kota Kinabalu, Mount Kinabalu climb tour, wildlife holiday, visit to the Sepilok orang-utan centre, visits to Sipadan, Mamuti, Sapi and Mantanani Islands, white water rafting tour, Klias River safari and day trip to Mari-Mari Cultural Village. The Sarawak tour packages include holiday in Santubong Beach , Mulu cave tours, and also Kuching sampan cruise and tour.
The Brunei tour packages are day trips to the country and a 2-day visit to the Ulu Temburong National Park .
The sole Indonesian package involves a 3-day visit to Pontianak , the capital city of Kalimantan province.
Check out these tour packages details on www.sarawakborneotour.com for further information.