The move is to enhance air connectivity between Sabah and Sarawak, and the the proposal has been submitted to the Ministry of Transport last year.
Among the aircraft listed as a possible replacement for the Twin Otters are the Viking 400, Skylander and Dornier 228.
MASWings is a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, and the airline has been running the Rural Air Service between Sabah and Sarawak since taking over from the now defunct Fly Asian Xpress (FAX). The airline has been given the green light to operate some international routes this year within the BIMP-EAGA region.
Our comment: Two words: About time!