Hornbill Skyways

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Hornbill Skyways
IATA ICAO Callsign
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Founded 1977
Hubs Kuching International Airport
Secondary hubs Miri Airport
Fleet size 14
Company slogan Wings to your Destination
Headquarters Kuching, Sarawak
Key people Datuk Aidan Wing (Executive Chairman)
Website www.hornbillskyways.com

Hornbill Skyways Sdn Bhd (doing business as Hornbill Skyways) is a regional charter helicopter service operating in towns and rural areas in Sarawak, Malaysia. The Sarawak state government owns most of Hornbill Skyways.

It was established in May 1977 as a private company operating one fixed-wing Cessna 421 and two Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopters. Its business idea was to provide air services to rural areas in Sarawak, as an alternative to river transportation at that time. In 1985, Hornbill Skyways was taken over by the Sarawak state government through share acquisition by Yayasan Sarawak (Sarawak Foundation) and Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC).

They also have a maintenance hangar in Miri Airport, besides than Main hangar in Kuching International Airport.


Their current fleet consists of the following:[1]

Former aircraft(s)

BAe 125 at Perth Airport (early 2000s)

Both of them are used for exclusive use of Sarawak top state government officials. From 2003 until 2008, Hornbill Skyways operated and maintained Dornier 228 owned by Sarawak Timber Industry and Development Corporation (STIDC). AIRASIA In 2003 Hornbill Skyways took over Vision Air Malaysia together with 2 Dornier 228 after Vision Air Malaysia ceased operation.[2] However Hornbill Skyways ceased operating the 2 Dornier 228 in 2008 when both aircraft were sold to other airline company in Mobiles.


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