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MASwings: Cheap Flights & Travel Deals

MASwings, which wants to be Your Airline, had its first flight in 2007. MASwings operates the Rural Airlines Services in East Malaysia. It is positioning itself as a low cost carrier.

MASwings’ passengers report a good on time performance, which can be challenging, given the regional weather.

MASwings is a subsidiary of Malaysian Airlines, which itself is a member of the Oneworld Alliance. MASwings is also a partner with Royal Brunei Airlines and they codeshare flights between Kota Kinabalu (BKI) in Malaysia and Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) in Brunei, both located on the island of Borneo.

MASwings has no flights to the US, but its partners do.

Domestic (Malaysia) destinations

  • Sabah: MASwings flies passengers to many cities in Sabah, Malaysia's second largest state. Sabah is a paradise for many different types of visitors. Golfers can enjoy beautiful courses; divers can explore the rich waters on Borneo’s coast, nature lovers can wander on Mount Kinabulu, and everyone will appreciate the region's culture and cuisine. MASwings’ destinations in Sabah include Kota Kinabalu, Kudat, Labuan Federal Territory, Lahad Datu, Sandakan and Tawau.
  • Sarawak: MASwings flies passengers to many places in Sarawak, Malaysia's largest state. Visit Sarawak to experience its ancient rainforest, with the squirrels and snakes that glide through the air and even the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia, with a diameter greater than three feet. MASwings’ destinations in Sarawak include Kuching, Miri, Ba’kelalan, Bario, Lawas, Limbang, Long Seridan, Long Lellang, Marudi, Mulu, Mukah and Sibu.

International flights

  • Tarakan, Indonesia: MASwings flies to Tarakan in Indonesia, an island near Tawau in Sabah, Malaysia. Tarakan is worth visiting for itself because of the fabulous Mangrove Forest Conservation Area in the downtown. It also is a stepping stone to many other beautiful areas, as well as a place of trade for Indonesians and Malaysians.

MASwings hubs

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI): the second busiest airport in Malaysia, this airport’s official code in the IATA system is BKI but many people know it by its initials, KKIA. Kota Kinabalu International Airport has two terminals, but only Terminal 1 is used for passengers on scheduled flights, including all scheduled flights for MASwings, while Terminal 2 is kept for cargo, charter flights, and VIP flights. Kota Kinabalu International Airport is situated about 5 miles southwest of downtown Kota Kinabulu, the capital of Sabah, which is the second largest state in Malaysia. If you’re in Terminal 1’s Departure Hall, look for the column head design in the shape of a basket, meant to symbol good luck at the start of a journey.
  • Kuching International Airport (KIA): the fourth busiest airport in Malaysia, this airport’s official code in the IATA system is KIA. Kuching International Airport is situated about 7 miles south of downtown Kuching, a city in Surawak, Malaysia. Kuching International Airport has only one terminal building but extensive work has been done to renovate the terminal building and the runway in order to manage the increased traffic of both passengers and cargo. Kuching International Airport is considered a gateway for those wishing to travel in East Malaysia and beyond.
  • Miri Airport (MYY): this airport is situated about 6 miles southeast of downtown Miri in Sarawak, a state in Malaysia. Despite its international flights, Miri Airport is not considered an international airport. It has one terminal with 15 counters; MASwings operates 6 of these counters. It is an important hub for rural domestic air services, which are largely performed by MASwings after it took over the routes of FlyAsianXpress.

MASwings’ Fleet

MASwings transports passengers mostly on its 10 ATR 72-500s, each of which can seat 68 passengers. On some flights it uses one of its 6 DHC-6-400 Twin Otters, each of which can seat 19 passengers. Three more aircraft, all ATR 72-600s, are currently in storage.

Flying with MASwings

MASwings' Loyalty Program (Enrich), Discounts and Miles Promotions

MASwings, which wants to be “Your Airline,” participates in the frequent flyer program Enrich. Enrich is the frequent flyer program of Malaysia Airlines, the owner of MASwings, and Malaysia Airlines is also a member of the Oneworld Alliance. This means that passengers who fly on Oneworld Alliance partners and their subsidiaries – an impressive list that includes America Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Qantas, Qatar Airlines, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and Sri Lanka Airlines – may be eligible for Enrich miles. Other Enrich partners include Air France, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, Jet Airways, KLM, Virgin Atlantic and Firefly.

Enrich has four levels:

  • Blue: The level you have when you first sign up.
  • Silver: If you have flown 25,000 miles or more in a calendar year, you will have Silver status and will benefit priority boarding, check in and an extra baggage allowance.
  • Gold: This status is attained when you have flown 50,000 miles or more in a calendar year. In addition to the benefits accorded Silver members, you will also experience priority baggage handling and have access to Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounges and the worldwide network of Malaysia Airlines shared lounges.
  • Platinum: You become a Platinum Enrich member when you have 100,000 miles or more in a calendar year. Platinum Enrich members can use the Malaysia Airlines Platinum Lounges. Enrich miles for Platinum members have no expiration date.

Enrich miles can be earned by flying on MASwings, Malaysia Airlines or many of their partners. You can also earn Enrich miles with certain hotel stays, car rentals, and use of a credit card.

Redeeming your Enrich miles is easy, and, thanks to the many partners of Malaysia Airlines, can take you nearly anywhere in the world.

Enrich miles can be shared with family members.

Enrich miles (unless you are Platinum) expire after several years but for a small fee you can extend the date. Or, you can redeem them on Malaysia Airlines or many of their partners.

MASwings: How to Check In, Seat Assignment, Leg Room and Other Fees

For those flying on ATR airplanes:

  • MASwings allows you to check in starting 48 hours before your flight’s departure, with the exception of the counters at the airport, where you may only check in starting 24 hours before your flight’s departure.
  • You may check in using the website, a mobile app, the counters in the airport or the kiosks in the airport.
  • Website check-in ends 90 minutes before departure for both domestic and international flights. Mobile app check-in ends 60 minutes before departure for both domestic and international flights. Kiosk (in the airport) check-in ends 45 minutes before departure for both domestic and international flights.
  • DSC/Counter check-in ends 40 minutes before departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes before departure for international flights.
  • Bags that are to be checked must be brought to the MASwings bag drop counter at least 60 minutes before the flight’s departure. You must also have a boarding pass.

For those flying on DHC Twin Otter airplanes:

Those flying on DHC Twin Otter flights can only check in at the DCS/Counter. This is because knowing the weights of passengers and their luggage is a requirement for operating these flights.

MASWings Baggage Allowance and Fees

MASWings Carry-On Baggage Policy

  • Business Class customers may bring two items into the cabin with them. Each must weigh 15 pounds (7 kg) or less. Each is limited in size to 45 inches or 115 centimeters (sum of height, width and length).
  • Economy passengers may bring one item into the cabin with them. Each must weigh 15 pounds (7 kg) or less. Each is limited in size to 45 inches or 115 centimeters (sum of height, width and length). ..
  • Carry-on bags above the permissible weight or number or size must be checked as checked baggage.
  • Hazardous materials may not be included.
  • E –cigarettes and e-cigars may only be transported in carry-on luggage. Note that smoking, including e-smoking, is not permitted on MASwings flights.

MASwings Checked Baggage Policy

  • The number of bags that you check as a MASwings passenger does not matter as long as you stay within the weight allowance. The allowance varies by your ticket class and the type of aircraft.
  • Business class passengers on ATR 72-500 aircraft may check up to 66 pounds (30 kilograms) without incurring additional charges.
  • Economy class passengers on ATR 72-500 aircraft may check up to 44 pounds (20 kilograms) without incurring additional charges.
  • All passengers on DHC-Twin Otter aircraft are limited to checking up to 22 pounds (10 kilograms) without incurring additional charges.
  • Infants traveling as lap passengers at 10% of the accompanying adult’s fare are entitled to a bag with the maximum dimensions of 45 inches (this can be carry-on or checked) and a collapsible stroller or carrying basket. The total weight of these items may not be more than 22 pounds (10 kg).
  • Charges for exceeding the weight allowances on ATR 72-500 flights will be levied at a rate of 5 Malaysian ringgits for each excess kilogram, which converts to about $0.55 for every extra pound.
  • Charges for exceeding the weight allowances on DHC Twin Otter flights will be levied at a rate of 1 Malaysian ringgit for each excess kilogram, which converts to about $0.11 for every extra pound.
  • Animals can be checked and transported but will incur additional charges.
  • In order to protect baggage handlers, no piece of checked luggage may weigh more than 70 pounds (32 kg). If a piece of luggage weighs more than 70 pounds, it will either have to be repacked into less heavy containers or checked as cargo.
  • Due to limited space in the holds of the aircraft, excess or bulky items may be rejected.

MASwings: Service on Board

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  • On ATR airplanes, MASwings offers basic in-flight entertainment
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  • Snacks and beverages are offered
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  • Newspapers and magazines are available

MASwings: Child Fares/Fees, Unaccompanied Minor Service

  • Infants aged 7 days to their 2nd birthday are generally permitted to travel on MASwings flights. They are expected to ride on the lap of an adult (no seat assigned) and will incur a charge of only 10% of the adult’s fare.
  • Accompanied children aged 2 years to 11 years may fly at a discount of 25%; that is to say, 75% of the adult fare. Each of these passengers will have their own seat.
  • Passengers aged 12 and older will generally have to pay full fare.
  • MASwings offers Unaccompanied Minor service on many flights, both domestic and international. The cost is about $24, or 100 MYR. Please verify that this service is available on the flight you wish to book for your traveling youngster.

MASwings: Pet Policy

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  • You may transport a pet or an animal, but the transportation of the animal is considered excess baggage and fees apply.
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  • If you are on flight which considers weight, you will be charged a rate based on the normal adult Economy class fare, where the rate is 1.5% of that fare for every 2.2 pounds (1 kg). The weight includes both the animal and the cage or carrier.
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  • The minimum charge is for 11 pounds, or 5 kilograms.
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  • The exception is for Guide Dogs that accompany passengers who are sight or hearing impaired. These service animals may travel for free and are not included in the usual baggage allowance.

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