Malaysia Airlines is planning to launch a new operation from Penang to fly to domestic and regional holiday destinations, according to reports.
The New Straits Times said the operation would commence from April 1 using two Fokker 50s owned by Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad, the carrier’s parent company.
It reported that Penang would serve as a hub for the airline to ply domestic routes in northern Malaysia as well regional holiday destinations such as Phuket in Thailand.
The new operation will complement the airline’s existing service between Penang and Medan, and satisfy demand for northern domestic routes.
According to the newspaper, the airline has already submitted a proposal for the new operation to the transport ministry and has redeployed F50 pilots from Malaysia’s eastern states.