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Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) issues show cause letter to Rayani Air

25 May, 2016

Kuala Lumpur, 25 May 2016: Following the provisional suspension of Rayani Air’s Air Operator Certificate (“AOC”) by the Department of Civil Aviation (“DCA”) on 11 April 2016, the Malaysian Aviation Commission (“MAVCOM”) conducted an evaluation of Rayani Air’s commercial standing and capabilities to determine its ability to continue as an Air Service Licence (“ASL”) holder.

Upon completion of the said evaluation, MAVCOM has today issued a show cause letter to Rayani Air. Rayani Air is required to submit its representation in writing within 14 days to MAVCOM before MAVCOM decides on whether Rayani Air should be allowed to continue to hold the ASL or whether it should be revoked, or suspended.

Matters relating to the issuance, suspension and revocation of an ASL come within the scope of responsibility of MAVCOM since its establishment on 1 March 2016. In order to operate a passenger and cargo airline business, Rayani Air requires both an ASL and an AOC. Should MAVCOM revoke Rayani Air’s ASL, Rayani Air is no longer allowed to provide air transport services commercially in Malaysia.

In the meantime, it is advisable that consumers refrain from making any flight arrangements with Rayani Air to ensure that they do not face any inconvenience in their travels. In addition, MAVCOM will work with the relevant parties to assist affected consumers.