Berjaya Hotels & Resorts introduce two new planes for charter air service to Redang Island

Berjaya Hotels and Resorts plans to launch chartered air services from Kuala Lumpur to Redang Island from June 2018 after purchasing two new aircraft. Berjaya Hotels and Resorts chief executive officer Hanley Chew said it would spend around US$15 million to US$20 million for the purchase of the two pre-owned turboprop planes.

“This air charter services will be operated by Berjaya Air Sdn Bhd. We plan to purchase brand new ATR planes in the future but as of now we will start the service with the two ATR-42s,” he said at a media briefing during the Singapore Air Show.

Chew said the two planes, which could sit up to 50 passengers, will have a 36-seat configuration instead and will fly from Subang Skypark Terminal direct to Redang Airport.

The targeted clients who would be using Berjaya’s air service are holidaymakers who would stay at the Berjaya owned The Taaras Beach and Spa Resort.

“We want to promote Redang Island as a destination. Currently, our guests would fly to Redang Airport and take a ferry service to the island. We need to look for efficient way to bring our guests to the hotel and the ATR planes are able to give us the accessibility and connectivity to the island,” Chew said, adding that the first ATR-42 will be delivered in April this year.

Chew said the charter package would include flights, accommodation and activities on the island, and starts from RM3500 to RM5000 per person for three days and two nights.

He said the air service will be extended to other hotels operated by Berjaya Hotels and Resorts in Malaysia and other neighbouring countries.

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