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Philippines peace deal a boost for MASwings
Publication Date : 18-10-2012
The southern Philippines peace agreement that Malaysia helped to broker is set to boost travel in the region with Malaysia Airlines subsidiary MASwings aiming to take a slice of the pie.
MASwings, a regional airline operating in East Malaysia, is looking at flying to southern Philippines destinations following the signing of the peace framework agreement between the Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
The airline is awaiting approval from the transport ministry to mount flights between Kota Kinabalu and Puerto Princessa in the Palawan district in southern Philippines, which would be the carrier's first destination in that country, MAS-wings chief commercial officer Shauqi Ahmad told reporters after unveiling MASwings' special promotional fares to mark its fifth anniversary.
Regarding its latest promotion fares, he said these include 55 ringgit (US$18.16) for travel between Sandakan and Tawau; and 75 ringgit for travel between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan, Tawau, Lahad Datu or Miri.
The fares include airport and fuel surcharge and can be purchased via MASwings' website, maswings.com.my. Bookings started yesterday and ends on October 24, for travel from now until March 31 next year.
*US$1= 3.03 ringgit