Founded in 2007, MASwings is a Malaysian airline flies to many regional destinations within East Malaysia with its cost-effective and safe service. The airline's full name is MASwings Sdn Bhd, but is branded as MASWings. The airline is hubbed at, and headquartered at, Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), from where it operates the vast majority of its services.
MASwings is a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines and was created to focus on routes in the regional community of the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak (Borneo). MASwings flew its inaugural flight on 1st October 2007 and has since expanded its route network to fly to over 20 different destinations with its fleet of more than 15 aircraft.
Depending on the aircraft you're flying on, there are different rules regarding the weight and size of your baggage.
The MASwings baggage allowance policy allows passengers to carry one carry-on bag in Economy Class, weighing no more than 7kg. The item of hand baggage must not exceed the dimensions of 56 x 36 x 23 cm.
Please don't pack any prohibited items in your carry-on baggage including sharp objects and liquids over 100ml. Any prohibited items found by airport security will be removed and disposed of.
Your MASwings checked baggage allowance will depend on which aircraft you're flying on, so please check your e-ticket or with the airline before you pack your bag. For passengers flying on the ATR 72-500 aircraft, the weight limit is 20kg for Economy Class passengers.
You may check as many pieces of baggage as you wish, as long as it doesn't exceed the total weight limit stated.
If your carry-on baggage exceeds the size or weight limit, MASwings has the right to charge a fee and check your bag as checked baggage.
If your checked baggage is over the weight limit, you will be charged per kg that it is overweight. Currently, this is 5 MYR per kg.
Currently, Economy class is the only class of travel that MASwings provides. MASwings is the perfect airline option if you're looking to fly with a low-cost airline within Malaysia.
Passengers can enjoy complimentary drinks with a light snack on board flights with this airline. Free newspapers and magazines are also provided free of charge.
The seats onboard these planes are comfortable, with a generous amount of width and pitch of 31 inches. The seat formation is either 1 x 2, or 2 x 2, depending on the aircraft flying in.
Passengers can use the short flight times of MASwings to read the complimentary newspapers and magazines provided. Alternatively, there is some additional basic in-flight entertainment on the ATR aircraft.
There is currently no WiFi services onboard this airline, either paid or complimentary.
Due to the short journey times of most of the routes that MASwings fly, there is not a full meal served on board. However, there is still complimentary drinks and snacks available. On the longer flights of 60 minutes or more, passengers can enjoy items such as muffins and sandwiches.
MASwings is currently not part of any Airline Alliance. However, it entered into a codeshare agreement with Royal Brunei Airlines in 2013. This allows the two airlines to codeshare on flights between Kota Kinabalu and Bandar Seri Begawan.
MASwings currently operates domestic flights within Malaysia. Take a look at all of the airports MASwings flies to.
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