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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
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December 23, 2016The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) revoked Eaglexpress Air Charter's Air Services Permit (ASP) in Dec2016 [status change]
November 13, 2016Weststar Aviation Services has been catering to the oil and gas industry in Malaysia since 2008 from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) [added]
November 13, 2016Heritage Air started operations on 12Dec2010 & ceased in 2011 [status change]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

Adorna Airways   

1997 - 1997Inactive

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Aero Malaysiana   

(2002)Began?

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AirAsia   

1996 - dateActive

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

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AirAsia X   

2007 - dateActive

^ 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   

2007 - 2007Inactive

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Asia Pacific Airlines   

1998* - 1998Inactive

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Asia Tenggara Aviation Services   

1997* - 1998Inactive

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AsiaCargo Express   

2016 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy : Gading Sari Aviation >AsiaCargo Express

Asmara Air Services   

(2007)Began?

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Athena Air Services   

2003 - 2006*Status?

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Aviation Services and Support   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Batik Air Malaysia   

(2016)Began?

^ Comments : Malindo Air is set to be rebranded as Batik Air Malaysia

^ Genealogy : Malindo Airways >Batik Air Malaysia

Bayu Air   

(2016)Began?

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

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Berjaya Air   

1989 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy : Pacific Air Charter >Berjaya Air

Borneo Air Service*   

2013* - dateActive

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Borneo Skyways   

1969* - 1975*Inactive

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Caterham Jet   

2012 - dateActive

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Eaglexpress Air Charter   

2012 - dateInactive

^ 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   

1995* - 1998Inactive

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FAX (FlyAsianExpress)   

2006 - 2007Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : FAX +>AirAsia X

Firefly   

2007 - dateActive

^ 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   

(2014)Renamed

^ 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   

(2016)Began?

^ 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   

2006* - 2016Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Gading Sari Aviation >AsiaCargo Express

Heritage Air   

2010 - 2011Inactive

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

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Hornbill Skyways   

1978 - dateActive

^ 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   

2004 - 2006Inactive

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Kelas Services   

2007 - 2007*Renamed

^ 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   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Kestrel Airlines   

(2015)Began?

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Layang-Layang Aerospace   

1994* - dateActive

^ 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   

(2008)Began?

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MACair (Malaysia Air Charter)   

1962 - 1986Inactive

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

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Mafira Air Charter Services   

1997* - 2000Inactive

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Malaysia Air Charter   

1962 - 1964*Status?

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Malaysian Airlines   

1963 - 1967Renamed

^ Comments : Malaysian Airlines was formed on 16Sep1963 & became Malaysian-Singapore Airlines

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

Malaysian Airlines Berhad   

1972 - 1987Renamed

^ 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   

1971 - 1972Renamed

^ 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   

1983 - 2003*Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Malaysian Helicopter Services >MHS Aviation

Malindo Airways   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments : Malindo Air lwas founded on Sep2012 & commenced operations on Mar2013. Was set to be rebranded as Batik Air Malaysia but as yet nothing has happened

^ Genealogy : Malindo Airways >Batik Air Malaysia

MAS (Malaysia Airways)   

1987 - dateActive

^ 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   

1991 - 1992Inactive

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MasBe Airlines   

2004 - 2005Inactive

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

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MASKargo   

1972 - dateActive

^ 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   

2007 - dateActive

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

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Melaka Air   

2011 - 2012Inactive

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Metro International Airlines   

(2002)Began?

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MHS Aviation   

2003* - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy : Malaysian Helicopter Services >MHS Aviation

Mofaz Air   

1998* - 1999*Inactive

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MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines)   

1967 - 1971Renamed

^ 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   

2009 - dateActive

^ 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   

1991* - 2000Inactive

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

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Pacific Air   

(1996)Began?

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Pacific Air Charter   

1989* - 1989Renamed

^ 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   

1965* - dateActive

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

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Pelandok Airways   

1972* - 1972*Inactive

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Pelangi Air   

1988 - 2001Inactive

^ 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   

(1997)Began?

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Raya Airways   

2014 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy : Transmile Air Services >Raya Airways

Rayani Air   

2015 - 2016Inactive

^ 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   

1976* - dateActive

^ 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   

1975* - 1976*Renamed

^ 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

1964* - 1965Renamed

^ 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   

1996 - 1998Inactive

^ 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   

(2011)Began?

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Sawak Air Services  updated

1965 - 1966*Status?

^ 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   

1998* - 2001*Status?

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Silver Fly Perak   

2010 - 2010Inactive

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

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Silverline Airways   

(1995*)Began?

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Southern Cross Airways   

1971* - 1971*Inactive

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Suasa Air   

(2016)Began?

^ 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   

1993 - 2014Renamed

^ 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   

2001 - 2003Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Vision Air >>Hornbill Skyways

Waqf Airlines   

(2016)Began?

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

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Weststar Aviation Services   

2008 - dateActive

^ 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)   

1992* - 2005Inactive

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Wira Kris Schreiner Malaysia   

1976 - 1979*Status?

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YOU Wings   

2014 - dateActive

^ 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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