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Rural Air Services

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1. The Rural Air Services (RAS) is defined as a non-economical aviation services conducted for travels within the interior of Sabah and Sarawak where air transport has become the main mode of connection for the rural communities to the outside world. RAS was set up in an effort to fulfil the social needs of communities living in the interior of Sabah and Sarawak while functioning as a national service to these communities. ​

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Following this crucial need for communications, MASwings was appointed by the Malaysian Government to undertake this task in October 2007 via the signing of the RAS Agreement. The cost for the operation os RAS by MASwings is fully borned by the Malaysian Government in the form of subsidies and aircraft rental payment.


​MASwings operates 49 RAS routes with 19 routes being serviced by 10 ATR 72-500 aircrafts and 30 routes being serviced by the Twin Otter Viking DHC6-400 aircraft. ​These routes in turn operates in 10 airports and 14 air fields within Sabah and Sarawak.

Routes operated by MASwings under Schedule 1 of the RAS Agreement are listed as follows:

Sabah (Internal)

Sabah internal atr72-500

Sarawak (Internal)

Sabah internal atr72-500

Sabah/Sarawak(Interstate)

Sabah internal atr72-500

Sabah (Internal)

Sabah internal atr72-500

Sarawak (Internal)

Sabah internal atr72-500

Sabah/Sarawak(Interstate)

Sabah internal atr72-500
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