LANGKAWI - New local airline flymojo, that aims to take off from Senai airport in October, has placed orders to buy RM5.5billion (S$2 billion) worth of aircraft.
Fly Mojo Sdn Bhd, which will operate flymojo, signed a Letter of Intent with Canada's Bombardier Commercial Aircraft to purchase 20 CS-100 Bombardier aircraft with an option for an additional 20 CS-100 aircraft.
Fly Mojo managing director Datuk Janardhanan Gopala Krishnan said the airline would initially service domestic routes in Malaysia and in the ASEAN region.
"We will service around 10 routes," he said after the airline's launch by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak here.
Also present was Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Janardhanan added that the airline would operate out of Johor and Sabah.
"The rationale is because the southern and eastern corridors require the necessary infrastructure to support investments in both areas," he said.
Janardhanan said flymojo was not a budget or a low-cost airline and was 100 per cent owned by a Malaysian company.
Airline chairman Datuk Seri Alies Anor Abdul said the company was confident that their model would resonate deeply with their passengers and that the use of the technologically advanced "C" Series aircraft would transform the aviation industry in the region.