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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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>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

August 11, 2017 

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

August 11, 2017 

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

December 23, 2016

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) revoked Eaglexpress Air Charter's Air Services Permit (ASP) in Dec2016 [status change]

Airline

Adorna Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aero Malaysiana   

Status : Not started

Dates :

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

AirAsia  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
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)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : AK : AXM

AirAsia X   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
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
Genealogy : FAX +>AirAsia X
Airline Code : D7 : XAX

Amrose Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2007
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Asia Pacific Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Asia Tenggara Aviation Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

AsiaCargo Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Asmara Air Services   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2007)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Athena Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003 - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aviation Services and Support   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
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Airline Code :  

Batik Air Malaysia  updated

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
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
Airline Code :  

Bayu Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Berjaya Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Borneo Air Service*   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Borneo Skyways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1969* - 1975*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Caterham Jet   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Comments :  
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Airline Code :  

Eaglexpress  updated

Status : Restarting

Dates :

2012 - 2016
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)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 9A : EZX

Ekran Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

FAX (FlyAsianExpress)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Firefly   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
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)
Genealogy : Kelas Services >Firefly
Airline Code : FY : FFY

Flying Fox Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

(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
Airline Code :  

Flymojo   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Gading Sari Aviation  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Heritage Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Hornbill Skyways   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Ked-Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Kelas Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Kenari Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Kestrel Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Layang-Layang Aerospace   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Lion Langkawi   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

MABKargo  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
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
Genealogy : MASKargo >MABKargo
Airline Code :  

MACair (Malaysia Air Charter)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Mafira Air Charter Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 2000
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 3A : ---

Malaysia Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1962 - 1964*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Malaysian Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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)
Airline Code :  

Malaysian Airlines Berhad   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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)
Airline Code :  

Malaysian Airlines System Berhad   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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)
Airline Code :  

Malaysian Helicopter Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Malindo Airways  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
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
Genealogy : Malindo Airways >Batik Air Malaysia
Airline Code : OD : MXD

MAS (Malaysia Airways)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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)
Airline Code : MH : MAS

Masaero   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1992
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

MasBe Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

MASKargo  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

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

MASWings  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Melaka Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2012
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Metro International Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2002)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

MHS Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy : Malaysian Helicopter Services >MHS Aviation
Airline Code :  

Mofaz Air  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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)
Airline Code :  

Neptune Air  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Nusantara (Sakti) Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Pacific Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1996)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Pacific Air Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Pan-Malaysian Air Transport   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Pelandok Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : BL : ---

Pelangi Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : PG : PEG

Premier Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1997)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Raya Airways  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Rayani Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Sabah Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1976* - date
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
Genealogy : SabahAir Aviation >Sabah Air Aviation
Airline Code : SA : SAX

SabahAir Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Sabah-Sarawak Air Services  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Saeaga Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : S5 : ---

Sapphire   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2011)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Sawak Air Services  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Seaca Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Silver Fly Perak   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Silverline Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1995*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Southern Cross Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1971*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Suasa Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Transmile Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code : TH : TSE

Vision Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Waqf Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Weststar Aviation Services  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
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)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Wira Kris (Wirakris Udara)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Wira Kris Schreiner Malaysia   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1976 - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

YOU Wings   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  
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