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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

Country aircraft registration code = 9M

17 Nov 2017

Hevilift is a passenger & cargo charter carrier based out of Labuan (LBU) [added]

11 Aug 2017 

MASKargo is be renamed to MABKargo. Its new AOC is expected in 2017 [added]

11 Aug 2017 

Batik Air Malaysia [status change] is still the intended rebrand for Malindo Airways

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

Adorna Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aero Malaysiana   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AirAsia  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : AK : AXM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AirAsia was established on 20Dec1993 & operations started 18Nov1996 (Out of Kuala Lumpar old airport, Subang. Changed to become South East Asia's first low cost carrier in late 2001 after a successful takeover)

AirAsia X   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : D7 : XAX
Genealogy : FAX +>AirAsia X
Comments : AirAsia X was founded as FAX by Tony Fernandes in 2006 & commenced operations on 01Aug2006. Ceased most operations on 14Jun2007. AirAsia X started operations on 02Nov2007

Amrose Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Asia Pacific Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Asia Tenggara Aviation Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AsiaCargo Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Gading Sari Aviation >AsiaCargo Express
Comments : Gading Sari Aviation rebranded as AsiaCargo Express in Mar2016

Asmara Air Services   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Athena Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aviation Services and Support   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Batik Air Malaysia  last update: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Malindo Airways >Batik Air Malaysia
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

Bayu Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bayu Air is scheduled to begin flight operations in Aug2016

Berjaya Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1989 - date
Airline Code : J8 : BVT
Genealogy : Pacific Air Charter >Berjaya Air
Comments : Berjaya Air was founded in 1989 & operations started on 30Jun1989 as Pacific Air Charter

Borneo Air Service*   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Borneo Skyways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1969* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Caterham Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Eaglexpress  last update: 2017

Status : Restarting

Dates :

2012 - 2016
Airline Code : 9A : EZX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Eaglexpress was was founded on 08Aug2011 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 but is hoping to restart (Supplementing the official carriers for Hajj and Umrah in Malaysia and Asia where markets are underserved and where demands are not met. Air cargo and freight charter. Holiday charters, business and conference charters)

Ekran Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

FAX (FlyAsianExpress)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : FAX +>AirAsia X
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

Firefly   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : FY : FFY
Genealogy : Kelas Services >Firefly
Comments : Firefly was originally known as Kelas Services Sdn Bhd and received its air operator’s certificate on 16Mar2007. Airline's first flight was on 03Apr2007, from Penang to Kota Bhar (Penang based subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. Scheduled regional passenger services)

Flying Fox Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flying Fox Airways >YOU Wings
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

Flymojo   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Gading Sari Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006* - 2016
Airline Code : 3G : CXM
Genealogy : Gading Sari Aviation >AsiaCargo Express
Comments : Gading Sari Aviation rebranded as AsiaCargo Express in Mar2016 (cargo air service that operates for Poslaju (Malaysian Postal Service))

Heritage Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Heritage Air started operations on 12Dec2010 & ceased in 2011

Hevilift  added: 17Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hevilift is a passenger & cargo charter carrier based out of Labuan (LBU) (Established in 1994 and formerly operating as the Regional Aviation Group, Hevilift Group is now one of the leading aviation charter service companies in the Asia-Pacific region. It provides specialised equipment and infrastructure for the transportation of oil, gas and mining personnel and equipment in a variety of operational locations)

Hornbill Skyways   

Status : Active

Dates :

1978 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Vision Air >>Hornbill Skyways
Comments : Hornbill Skyways was formed in 1977 with mostly helicopters, but some fixed-wing regional services. Acquired Vision Air

Ked-Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Kelas Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2007 - 2007*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Kelas Services >Firefly
Comments : Firefly was originally known as Kelas Services Sdn Bhd and received its air operator’s certificate on 14Mar2007

Kenari Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Kestrel Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Layang-Layang Aerospace   

Status : Active

Dates :

1994* - date
Airline Code : -- : LAY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Layang-Layang Aerospace was founded in 1994. Charter services in South East Asia. Flights supporting the Regional Tourism Programme

Lion Langkawi   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

MABKargo  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : MASKargo >MABKargo
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. In Mar2016 it was announced that it was be renamed to MAB Kargo. Its new AOC is expected in 2017

MACair (Malaysia Air Charter)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962 - 1986
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : MACair (Malaysia Air Charter) was founded in 1962. Into bankruptcy

Mafira Air Charter Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 2000
Airline Code : 3A : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Malaysia Air Charter   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1962 - 1964*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Malaysian Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1963 - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Wearne's Air Services +>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airline System Berhad >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)
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]

Malaysian Airlines Berhad   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1972 - 1987
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Wearne's Air Services +>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airline System Berhad >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)
Comments : Malaysian Airlines Berhad was registered on 03Apr1971 & officially began operations on 01Oct1972

Malaysian Airlines System Berhad   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1971 - 1972
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Wearne's Air Services +>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airline System Berhad >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)
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

Malaysian Helicopter Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1983 - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Malaysian Helicopter Services >MHS Aviation
Comments : MHS Aviation (MHS) originally started out as Malaysian Helicopter Services which started operations in 1983

Malindo Air  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : OD : MXD
Genealogy : Malindo Airways >Batik Air Malaysia
Comments : Malindo Air was founded on 11Sep2012 & commenced operations on 22Mar2013. Is set to be rebranded as Batik Air Malaysia in the second half of 2017

MAS (Malaysia Airways)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1987 - date
Airline Code : MH : MAS
Genealogy : Wearne's Air Services +>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airline System Berhad >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)
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

Masaero   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

MasBe Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : MasBe Airlines was passenger charter carrier based at Kuala Lumpur International (KUL)

MASKargo  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1972 - date
Airline Code : MH : MAS
Genealogy : MASKargo >MABKargo
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. In Mar2016 it was announced that it was be renamed to MAB Kargo. Its new AOC is expected in 2017

MASWings  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : MH : MWG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : MASWings took over the routes and aircraft previously flown by FlyAsianXpress on 01Oct2007. MASwings is a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines

Melaka Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Metro International Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

MHS Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Malaysian Helicopter Services >MHS Aviation
Comments : No further information at this time

Mofaz Air  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Shorts SC.7 Skyvan operator that failed

MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1967 - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Wearne's Air Services +>Malayan Airways >Malaysian Airlines >MSA >Malaysian Airline System Berhad >Malaysian Airlines Berhad >MAS (Malaysia Airways)
Comments : MSA first transcontinental flight takes of for London on 02Jun1971

Neptune Air  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : N7 : NEP
Genealogy : Nil tree
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 on 21May2009 and the airline commenced their operation using a B.737-200F

Nusantara (Sakti) Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nusantara (Sakti) Airlines was founded in 1991

Pacific Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1996)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pacific Air Charter   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989* - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pacific Air Charter >Berjaya Air
Comments : Berjaya Air was founded in 1989 & operations started on 30Jun1989 as Pacific Air Charter

Pan-Malaysian Air Transport   

Status : Active

Dates :

1965* - date
Airline Code : -- : PMA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pan-Malaysian Air Transport was founded in 1965

Pelandok Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Airline Code : BL : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pelangi Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 2001
Airline Code : PG : PEG
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Premier Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1997)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Raya Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : TH : RMY
Genealogy : Transmile Air Services >Raya Airways
Comments : Raya Airways was founded in Nov1993 & started operations as Transmile Air Services on 28Nov1993 (It is an express freight and freighter charter company)

Rayani Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2015 - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Rayani Air commenced commercial passenger operations on 20Dec2015. AOC suspended in Apr2016 for 3 months pending an investigation

Sabah Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1976* - date
Airline Code : SA : SAX
Genealogy : SabahAir Aviation >Sabah Air Aviation
Comments : Sabah Air was formed as SabahAir Aviation in 1975 as a private limited company wholly owned by the state government of Saba. Air transportation of passengers & cargo with Kota Kinabalu as its Headquarters

SabahAir Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975* - 1976*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SabahAir Aviation >Sabah Air Aviation
Comments : Sabah Air Aviation formed as SabahAir Aviation in 1975. Air transportation of passengers & cargo with Kota Kinabalu as its Headquarters

Sabah-Sarawak Air Services  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1964* - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sabah-Sarawak Air Services >Sawak Air Services
Comments : Sawak Air Services was a charter company formed in Jun1964 as Sabah-Sarawak Air Services and which operated throughout Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak

Saeaga Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1998
Airline Code : S5 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Sapphire   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sawak Air Services  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1965 - 1966*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sabah-Sarawak Air Services >Sawak Air Services
Comments : Sawak Air Services was a charter company formed in Jun1964 as Sabah-Sarawak Air Services and which operated throughout Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak

Seaca Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Silver Fly Perak   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Silver Fly Perak was founded in 2009. Started operations on 06Mar2010 & ceased later the same year

Silverline Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1995*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Southern Cross Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1971*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Suasa Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Suasa Air received its AOC on 22Jul2016 then appeared to break the law by carrying fare paying passengers on a demonstration flight

Transmile Air Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 2014
Airline Code : TH : TSE
Genealogy : Transmile Air Services >Raya Airways
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)

Vision Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2001 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Vision Air >>Hornbill Skyways
Comments : Vision Air was formed in 2000. Acquired by Hornbill Skyways

Waqf Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Waqf Airlines is planning to launch Hajj and Umrah flights

Weststar Aviation Services  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Weststar Aviation Services was founded in Apr2003 upon the approval of the Air Operation Certificate (AOC) by the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Ithas been catering to the oil and gas industry in Malaysia since 2008 from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB)

Wira Kris (Wirakris Udara)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Wira Kris Schreiner Malaysia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1976 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

YOU Wings   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flying Fox Airways >YOU Wings
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
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