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Scheduled services (Passenger and Cargo)

Domestic Carrier

Any carrier who intends to exercise the allocated traffic rights as per stipulated in the Air Traffic Rights Certificate on both domestic and international routes shall apply to the Commission via the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) by filing their application before it can commence services.

Applicants are permitted to apply to the Malaysian Aviation Commission via the DCA for a filing of the operations and to the National Slot Allocation Malaysia for slot allocation at the same time. However, the applicant shall only be entitled to operate the proposed scheduled services after receiving the necessary approval from the Commission.

Filing for Scheduled Services Approval

Filing for operations shall be based on IATA Northern Summer and Northern Winter Schedules. To file for scheduled services, download this form, follow the instruction outlined in the form and submit to MAVCOM via the DCA.

Only a valid Air Service Licence (ASL) holder with a valid Air Traffic Rights Certificate shall be eligible to file for scheduled operations.

Any traffic rights unutilised after a period of six (6) months from the date of effective operations will be automatically revoked by the Commission.

Should the applicant wish to file for operations that differs from the operations stipulated in the Air Traffic Rights Certificate, the applicant is required to request for a variation to the Air Traffic Rights Certificate first before filing for approval. The differing operation details would include the following:

  • an increase or decrease of frequencies;
  • an omission or addition of any points (which include fifth freedom points); and
  • change of aircraft type and
  • change of date of operation.

The procedures to apply for an Air Traffic Rights Certificate is available here.

An application for scheduled services will require a minimum of 30 days to process and the Commission will only initiate the evaluation process of a filing application upon receipt of a complete submission from DCA. An incomplete application may result in a delay in processing and possible rejection.

Foreign Carrier 

Any non-Malaysian carrier who intends to exercise any traffic rights granted under the existing bilateral and/or multilateral Air Services Agreements shall apply to the Commission via DCA by filing their application before they commence services.

Applicants are permitted to apply to the Malaysian Aviation Commission via DCA for filing of operations and to the National Slot Allocation Malaysia for slot allocation at the same time. However, the applicant shall only be entitled to operate the proposed scheduled services after receiving the necessary approval from the Commission.

Filing for Scheduled Services Approval

Filing for operations shall be based on IATA Northern Summer and Northern Winter Schedules.

To file for scheduled services, download this form, follow the instruction outlined in the form and submit to MAVCOM via DCA.

Only carriers that have been designated pursuant to the existing relevant Bilateral and/or Multilateral Air Services Agreement entered into by Malaysia and the respective State are allowed to file for scheduled operations into Malaysia.

The Commission shall approve the application based on the available traffic rights agreed under the above-mentioned Agreement(s). Any application for scheduled services that are not stipulated/granted under the above-mentioned agreement(s) will be rejected by the Commission.

An application for scheduled services will require a minimum of 30 days to process and the Commission will only initiate the evaluation process of a filing application upon receipt of a complete submission from DCA. An incomplete application may result in a delay in processing and possible rejection.