Historical CRJ Operators – Saeaga Airlines

This is the first in an ongoing series of articles on Winglets that will summarize past airlines and other operators of CRJ aircraft that are no longer in existence.

Saeaga Airlines LogoSaeaga Airlines

  • IATA Code: SG
  • ICAO Code: SGG
  • Callsign: SAEAGA
  • Founded: 1995
  • Ceased operations: April 1998
  • Hubs: Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
  • Fleet size: 3
  • Number of CRJs Operated: 1
Saeaga Airlines Route Map

Saeaga Airlines Route Map

Saeaga Airlines was a small regional airline which operated routes in Malaysia. The airline was established in 1995 and ceased operations in April 1998. The airline’s fleet consisted of a single Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-100ER aircraft and a pair of deHavilland Canada Dash 8-100s. Future plans for the airline at that time included leasing 10 Airbus A320s to expand its routes by September 1998 to West Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi) and six further destinations in China, two in Australia, as well as Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia. The airline ceased operations in April 1998 due to the Asian financial crisis.

Airports Served

  • BKI – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • BTU – Bintulu, Malaysia
  • KCH – Kuching, Malaysia
  • MYY – Miri, Malaysia
  • MZV – Mulu, Malaysia
  • SBW – Sibu, Malaysia
  • LAC – Layang-Layang, Malaysia

CRJ Fleet

Saeaga Airlines operated a single example of the Canadair Regional Jet in its fleet:

MSN 7089           9M-EKC (Ex C-FWRN)           CRJ-100ER

This aircraft had its first flight on October 18th, 1995, and then was delivered directly to Saeaga. Following the closure of the airline, the aircraft was repossessed by Canadair and then passed through storage, being used as a demonstrator for Canadair, then as a corporate aircraft, and currently is being operated by Skywest Airlines in Delta Connection colours. As part of the transfer of this aircraft to Skywest’s fleet, the aircraft was modified to the CRJ-200ER configuration. The aircraft is currently registered as N416SW (Ex N60SR, Ex C-GDYX, Ex 9M-EKC, Ex C-FWRN)

Saeaga Airlines CRJ-100ER MSN 7089 9M-EKC (Photo: Jay Selman)

Saeaga Airlines CRJ-100ER MSN 7089 9M-EKC
(Photo: Jay Selman)

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