A company pioneering in paving the way for the country’s secondary airports is earnest in diversifying Malaysia’s travel industry through chartered international flights and trendsetting mobile travel app.
Gofay Airways breaks the ground in air travelling since their establishment in 2016. Forming close ties with one of Indonesia’s biggest airlines, Sriwijaya Air, Gofay Airways is the only Malaysia representative that links traditional demands with personalised services on board with global chartered flights.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Gofay Airways is the only international operator of Sriwijaya Air for an air network that extends beyond Indonesia. Prizing on shorter travelling hours and cheaper ticketing options, the chartered airway routes includes flying to smaller, secondary airports.
Gofay Airways hopes to drive more travellers to Malaysia and Indonesia by flying to less-in-demand provinces in the countries. Depending on destinations and distance, Gofay Airways plans flights from cargo to passengers and stock to travel.
Among their many flight avenues, the most preferred and in demand route is definitely PEN-KNO, a direct connectivity between Penang, Malaysia to Medan, Indonesia.
“Penang is a growing state for medical tourism for people and tourists in Indonesia. To cater these popular requests, we even have connectivity between hospitals in Penang and Medan to arrange air ambulance. The seats have a flatbed for patients if needed,” as shared by Leong Yong Jian, Sales and Operation Manager for YOU Wings Holidays.
More Than Chartered Flights
“When there is a chartered demand, there are travel demands too. We have our sister company–YOU Wings Holidays–to manage those travel and tours for custom-made packages,” Yong Jian explains the company links.
Among plenty other locations, YOU Wings Holidays majorly hosts inbound travellers from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and outbound travellers to South Korea, Japan and even to Europe.
“Our charter flights and tour company compliment each other as we provide a full-service from flying to your destination till you return home. YOU Wings Holidays have a variety of budget options, locations, travel style and many participating international hotel brands.”
With YOU Wings Holidays destinations, Yong Jian is confident to curate travel packages that best fit the customers down to their choice of meals.
“We believe there is more to come in future. Gofay Airwayswill get more exciting routes for all our supporting passengers. At the same time, we will be bringing new services in travel and tours and even an online travel portal”.
By second quarter of this year, Gofay Airways is hoping to introduce a new route from Balik Papan, Indonesia to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
Gofay Travel App
While YOU Wings Holidays is designed for traditional detailed customer service, Gofay Airways is aiming to launch Gofay Travel–Malaysia’s most extensive travel app with online self-booking for flights, accomodation, tour packages, site tickets and transportation in travels.
Armed with more than 20 software engineers, Gofay Travel mobile app is set to hit the millenials’ market later this February. The all-in-one mobile booking platform will have multiple functions for planning a thorough travel itinerary with a secure payment system.
All said, Gofay Travel is resolved in reshaping Malaysia’s e-commerce travel industry with its mobile app launch.
Text Jessy Wong • Photos Rick Cheah & Gofay Airways