Saturday, March 07, 2009

Aircraft boost for MASwings

AIR links between towns in Sabah and Sarawak have been given a boost with the delivery of MASwings' second ATR 72-500 aircraft.

MASwings managing director Salleh Tabrani received the brand new 68-seater aircraft from ATR chief executive officer Stephane Mayer at the Blagnac international airport here yesterday.

Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun who witnessed the handover said the delivery of the new aircraft was a reflection of MASwings' relentless efforts to ensure connectivity to the smaller towns in the two states.

He said the deployment of the ATR 72, which was known as a "green aircraft", would further establish Sabah's commitment to sustainable tourism development.

The new aircraft is the second of seven ATR 72s ordered by MASwings last year at a cost of US$128.1 million (RM476.3 million).

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