Malaysian airline SKS Airways has signed a deal with Embraer for 10 E195-E2 jets to drive its growth plans in the region. 

The E195-E2s will be based at Kuala Lumpur’s city airport, Subang, from 2024, and will be configured with 136 seats. The aircraft will be leased from Azorra.

The airline will be the first E195-E2 operator in the Southeast Asian region, growing the manufacturer’s presence in the wider Asia-Pacific region. At present, there are approximately 200 E-Jets in the wider region.

In February 2023, the Malaysian government announced the Subang Airport Regeneration Plan (SARP), a transformational plan for Subang Airport to be developed into a premium city airport and regional aviation hub.

Dato’ Rohman Ahmad, Director of SKS Airways, said, “This is a significant day for the future of aviation in Malaysia. We are delighted to announce the successful signing of these agreements with leading industry players like Embraer and Azorra, who share our vision for the future of air travel.”

Martyn Holmes, Chief Commercial Officer, Embraer Commercial Aviation, added: “We welcome SKS Airways to the Embraer family, and we look forward to growing our collaboration and partnerships in Malaysia as the country continues to develop as a major aerospace hub.”