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Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia on the South China Sea. It is divided into two regions, known as West Malaysia and East Malaysia. West Malaysia, also known as Peninsular Malaysia, consists of the southern portion of the Malay Peninsula and nearby islands. Thailand borders West Malaysia on the north, and Singapore lies off the southern coastal tip. East Malaysia occupies the northern section of Borneo Island, as well as offshore islands. East Malaysia shares Borneo with Brunei, which lies on a small section of the northern coast, and with the Kalimantan region of Indonesia, which lies to the south. Malaysia is a federation of 13 states (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Pinang, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, and Terengganu) and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Labuan). Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city
Latest updates

>renamed to - >>merged in or absorbed - +> assets taken over - =>> merger resulted in new airline

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June 4, 2017 Batik Air Malaysia will start operations in 2017 [status change]
December 23, 2016 The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) revoked Eaglexpress Air Charter's Air Services Permit (ASP) in Dec2016 [status change]
November 13, 2016 Weststar Aviation Services has been catering to the oil and gas industry in Malaysia since 2008 from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) [added]

Airline

Status

Operating Dates

Adorna Airways   

Inactive 1997 - 1997

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Aero Malaysiana   

Not started (2002)

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AirAsia   

Active 1996 - date

^ Comments : AirAsia was established in 1993 & operations started 18Nov1996

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AirAsia X   

Active 2007 - date

^ Comments : AirAsia X was founded as FAX by Tony Fernandes & commenced operations on 01Aug2006. Ceased most operations on 14Jun2007. AirAsia X started operations on 02Nov2007

^ Genealogy : FAX +>AirAsia X

Amrose Air   

Inactive 2007 - 2007

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Asia Pacific Airlines   

Inactive 1998* - 1998

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Asia Tenggara Aviation Services   

Inactive 1997* - 1998

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AsiaCargo Express   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : Gading Sari Aviation rebranded as AsiaCargo Express in Mar2016

^ Genealogy : Gading Sari Aviation >AsiaCargo Express

Asmara Air Services   

Not started (2007)

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Athena Air Services   

Unsure 2003 - 2006*

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Aviation Services and Support   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Batik Air Malaysia  updated

Not started (2016)

^ Comments : Malindo Air was founded on Sep2012 & commenced operations in Mar2003. Is set to be rebranded as Batik Air Malaysia in the second half of 2017

^ Genealogy : Malindo Airways >Batik Air Malaysia

Bayu Air   

Not started (2016)

^ Comments : Bayu Air is scheduled to begin flight operations in Aug2016

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Berjaya Air   

Active 1989 - date

^ Comments : Berjaya Air was founded in 1989 & operations started on 30Jun1989 as Pacific Air Charter

^ Genealogy : Pacific Air Charter >Berjaya Air

Borneo Air Service*   

Active 2013* - date

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Borneo Skyways   

Inactive 1969* - 1975*

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Caterham Jet   

Active 2012 - date

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Eaglexpress Air Charter   

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : Eaglexpress Air Charters was was set up in Jan2012 and operated their first charter flight in Feb2012 for a holiday group from South Korea to Malaysia. The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) revoked Eaglexpress Air Charter's Air Services Permit (ASP) in Dec2016

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Ekran Air   

Inactive 1995* - 1998

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FAX (FlyAsianExpress)  updated

Renamed 2006 - 2007

^ Comments : AirAsia X was founded as FAX by Tony Fernandes in 2006 & commenced operations on 01Aug2006. Ceased most operations (to MASWings) on 14Jun2007. AirAsia X started operations on 02Nov2007

^ Genealogy : FAX +>AirAsia X

Firefly   

Active 2007 - date

^ Comments : Firefly was originally known as Kelas Services Sdn Bhd and received its air operator’s certificate on 14Mar2007. Airline's first flight was on 03Apr2007, from Penang to Kota Bhar

^ Genealogy : Kelas Services >Firefly

Flying Fox Airways   

Renamed (2014)

^ Comments : YOU Wings started life as Flying Fox Airways. 1st flight called off after the airline was denied permission to operate at the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport. Renamed to YOU Wings prior to start. It took on Sriwijaya Air as a partner & commenced operations in May2014

^ Genealogy : Flying Fox Airways >YOU Wings

Flymojo   

Not started (2016)

^ Comments : Flymojo was founded in 2015. On 30May2016, a deadline for Flymojo to start the process that would lead to an AOC expired, without an extension being sought by the airline

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Gading Sari Aviation   

Renamed 2006* - 2016

^ Comments : Gading Sari Aviation rebranded as AsiaCargo Express in Mar2016

^ Genealogy : Gading Sari Aviation >AsiaCargo Express

Heritage Air   

Inactive 2010 - 2011

^ Comments : Heritage Air started operations on 12Dec2010 & ceased in 2011

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Hornbill Skyways   

Active 1978 - date

^ Comments : Hornbill Skyways was formed in 1977 with mostly helicopters, but some fixed-wing regional services. Acquired Vision Air

^ Genealogy : Vision Air >>Hornbill Skyways

Ked-Air   

Inactive 2004 - 2006

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Kelas Services   

Renamed 2007 - 2007*

^ Comments : Firefly was originally known as Kelas Services Sdn Bhd and received its air operator’s certificate on 14Mar2007

^ Genealogy : Kelas Services >Firefly

Kenari Air   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Kestrel Airlines   

Not started (2015)

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Layang-Layang Aerospace   

Active 1994* - date

^ Comments : Layang-Layang Aerospace was founded in 1994. Charter services in South East Asia. Flights supporting the Regional Tourism Programme

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Lion Langkawi   

Not started (2008)

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MACair (Malaysia Air Charter)   

Inactive 1962 - 1986

^ Comments : MACair (Malaysia Air Charter) was founded in 1962. Into bankruptcy

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Mafira Air Charter Services   

Inactive 1997* - 2000

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Malaysia Air Charter   

Unsure 1962 - 1964*

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Malaysian Airlines   

Renamed 1963 - 1967

^ Comments : Malaysian Airlines was formed on 16Sep1963 & became Malaysian-Singapore Airlines [MAS was formed as WEARNES AIR SERVICES in 1937 by Straits Steamship and continued services until 1941. MALAYAN AIRWAYS was formed out of the ashes and commenced operations in 1947. Renamed to MALAYSIA AIRLINES in 1963 after the new state of Malaysia was formed. The airline was then renamed to MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) in 1967 and restructured into the 2 separate airlines. MALAYSIAN AIRLINES BERHAD was registered in 1971 after the ending of MSA, (SIA being the other one) with operations beginning in 1972. The present name of MAS was adopted in 1987. National flag carrier of Malaysia and is a well established international and domestic carrier]

^ Genealogy : Wearne's Air Services +>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airline System Berhad >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)

Malaysian Airlines Berhad   

Renamed 1972 - 1987

^ Comments : Malaysian Airlines Berhad was registered on 03Apr1971 & officially began operations on 01Oct1972

^ Genealogy : Wearne's Air Services +>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airline System Berhad >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)

Malaysian Airlines System Berhad   

Renamed 1971 - 1972

^ Comments : MSA was renamed Malaysian Airline System Berhad on 30Nov1971. It officially began operations on 01Oct1972 and was rebranded again on 15Oct1987 as Malaysia Airlines

^ Genealogy : Wearne's Air Services +>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airline System Berhad >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)

Malaysian Helicopter Services   

Renamed 1983 - 2003*

^ Comments : MHS Aviation (MHS) originally started out as Malaysian Helicopter Services which started operations in 1983

^ Genealogy : Malaysian Helicopter Services >MHS Aviation

Malindo Airways  updated

Active 2013 - date

^ Comments : Malindo Air was founded on Sep2012 & commenced operations in Mar2003. Is set to be rebranded as Batik Air Malaysia in the second half of 2017

^ Genealogy : Malindo Airways >Batik Air Malaysia

MAS (Malaysia Airways)   

Active 1987 - date

^ Comments : On 03Apr1971, a split in MSA led to the incorporation of Malaysian Airlines System Berhad. It officially began operations on 01Oct1972 and was rebranded again on 15Oct1987 as Malaysia Airlines

^ Genealogy : Wearne's Air Services +>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airline System Berhad >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)

Masaero   

Inactive 1991 - 1992

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MasBe Airlines   

Inactive 2004 - 2005

^ Comments : MasBe Airlines was passenger charter carrier based at Kuala Lumpur International (KUL)

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MASKargo   

Active 1972 - date

^ Comments : MASKargo was established in 1972 to handle the delivery of cargo around the world via Malaysia Airlines' global network of routes. It became a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines in Apr1997

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MASWings   

Active 2007 - date

^ Comments : MASWings took over the routes and aircraft previously flown by FlyAsianXpress on 01Oct2007

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Melaka Air   

Inactive 2011 - 2012

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Metro International Airlines   

Not started (2002)

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MHS Aviation   

Active 2003* - date

^ Comments : MHS Aviation (MHS) originally started out as Malaysian Helicopter Services which started operations in 1983

^ Genealogy : Malaysian Helicopter Services >MHS Aviation

Mofaz Air  updated

Inactive 1998* - 1999*

^ Comments : Shorts SC.7 Skyvan operator that failed

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MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines)   

Renamed 1967 - 1971

^ Comments : MSA first transcontinental flight takes of for London on 02Jun1971

^ Genealogy : Wearne's Air Services +>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airline System Berhad >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)

Neptune Air   

Active 2009 - date

^ Comments : Charter cargo carrier. Founded in 1970 as a regional freight forwarding company, operating between Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Awarded an air operator’s certificate in May2009

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Nusantara (Sakti) Airlines   

Inactive 1991* - 2000

^ Comments : Nusantara (Sakti) Airlines was founded in 1991

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Pacific Air   

Not started (1996)

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Pacific Air Charter   

Renamed 1989* - 1989

^ Comments : Berjaya Air was founded in 1989 & operations started on 30Jun1989 as Pacific Air Charter

^ Genealogy : Pacific Air Charter >Berjaya Air

Pan-Malaysian Air Transport   

Active 1965* - date

^ Comments : Pan-Malaysian Air Transport was founded in 1965

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Pelandok Airways   

Inactive 1972* - 1972*

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Pelangi Air   

Inactive 1988 - 2001

^ Comments : Pelangi Air starts operations on 01Jan1988. Domestic scheduled passenger airline based in Kuala Lumpar. Ceased operations in late 2001 but hoped to restart in mid-2002. Unfortunately not and was succeeded by Aero Malaysia

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Premier Airlines   

Not started (1997)

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Raya Airways   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments : Raya Airways started operations as Transmile Air Services on 28Nov1993

^ Genealogy : Transmile Air Services >Raya Airways

Rayani Air   

Inactive 2015 - 2016

^ Comments : Rayani Air commenced commercial passenger operations on 20Dec2015. AOC suspended in Apr2016 for 3 months pending an investigation

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Sabah Air   

Active 1976* - date

^ Comments : Sabah Air was formed as SabahAir Aviation in 1975. Air transportation of passengers & cargo with Kota Kinabalu as its Headquarters

^ Genealogy : SabahAir Aviation >Sabah Air Aviation

SabahAir Aviation   

Renamed 1975* - 1976*

^ Comments : Sabah Air Aviation formed as SabahAir Aviation in 1975. Air transportation of passengers & cargo with Kota Kinabalu as its Headquarters

^ Genealogy : SabahAir Aviation >Sabah Air Aviation

Sabah-Sarawak Air Services  updated

Renamed 1964* - 1965

^ Comments : Sawak Air Services was a charter company formed in Jun1964 as Sabah-Sarawak Air Services and which operated throughout Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak

^ Genealogy : Sabah-Sarawak Air Services >Sawak Air Services

Saeaga Airlines   

Inactive 1996 - 1998

^ Comments : Saeaga Airlines was a regional airline operator, which operated in Sabah, Malaysia. It was established in 1995 and ceased its operations in Apr1998 due to financial reasons

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Sapphire   

Not started (2011)

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Sawak Air Services  updated

Unsure 1965 - 1966*

^ Comments : Sawak Air Services was a charter company formed in Jun1964 as Sabah-Sarawak Air Services and which operated throughout Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak

^ Genealogy : Sabah-Sarawak Air Services >Sawak Air Services

Seaca Airlines   

Unsure 1998* - 2001*

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Silver Fly Perak   

Inactive 2010 - 2010

^ Comments : Silver Fly Perak was founded in 2009. Started operations on 06Mar2010 & ceased later the same year

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Silverline Airways   

Not started (1995*)

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Southern Cross Airways   

Inactive 1971* - 1971*

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Suasa Air   

Not started (2016)

^ Comments : Suasa Air received its AOC on 22Jul2016 then appeared to break the law by carrying fare paying passengers on a demonstration flight

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Transmile Air Services   

Renamed 1993 - 2014

^ Comments : Raya Airways started operations as Transmile Air Services on 28Nov1993. Regional and domestic scheduled and charter cargo airline out of Subang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB)

^ Genealogy : Transmile Air Services >Raya Airways

Vision Air   

Renamed 2001 - 2003

^ Comments : Vision Air was formed in 2000. Acquired by Hornbill Skyways

^ Genealogy : Vision Air >>Hornbill Skyways

Waqf Airlines   

Not started (2016)

^ Comments : Waqf Airlines is planning to launch Hajj and Umrah flights

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Weststar Aviation Services   

Active 2008 - date

^ Comments : Weststar Aviation Services has been catering to the oil and gas industry in Malaysia since 2008 from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB)

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Wira Kris (Wirakris Udara)   

Inactive 1992* - 2005

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Wira Kris Schreiner Malaysia   

Unsure 1976 - 1979*

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YOU Wings   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments : YOU Wings started life as Flying Fox Airways. 1st flight called off after the airline was denied permission to operate at the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport. Renamed to YOU Wings prior to start. It took on Sriwijaya Air as a partner & commenced operations in May2014

^ Genealogy : Flying Fox Airways >YOU Wings

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