Newsroom / Announcements / Air Traffic Rights Bulletin (March 2019)

Air Traffic Rights Bulletin (March 2019)

29 Mar, 2019

This bulletin shows the Air Traffic Rights (ATR) issued by MAVCOM for the month of March 2019 as well as the Traffic Rights that are available / returned / expired:

Air Traffic Rights Awarded

No.AwardedCompanyCommencement date
1KUL-DLI v.v./ 4x weeklyAirAsia BerhadJul-19
2KUL-PEN v.v./ +7 weeklyAirAsia BerhadJul-19
3PEN-MKZ v.v./ 7x weeklyAirAsia BerhadJul-19
4BKI-JHB v.v./ +3 weeklyAirAsia BerhadJun-19
5PEN-JHB v.v./ +3 weeklyAirAsia BerhadMar-19
6KUL-CAN v.v./ 7x weeklyAirAsia XJul-19
7KUL-NRT v.v./ 4x weeklyAirAsia XJul-19
8PEN-KUA v.v./ 4x weeklyFireflyMar-19
9SZB-PEN v.v./ +7 weeklyFireflyMar-19
10KUL-PER v.v./ +51 seatsMalaysia AirlinesMar-19
11KUL-DPS-SYD v.v./ 1,260 seatsMalindo AirJun-19
12BKI-WUH v.v./ +1 weeklyMalindo AirMay-19
13KUL-CTU v.v./ 7x weeklyMalindo AirMay-19
14KUL-JHB v.v./ +5 weeklyMalindo AirMar-19
15KUL-KCH-HKG-KUL 1x weeklyMABKargoMar-19
16PEN-SIN v.v./ 4x weeklyMyJet XpressMar-19

Traffic Rights Available / Returned / Expired

CountryRouteQuantityEffective fromHeld By
ChinaKUL-KWE4x5-Mar-19AirAsia X
ChinaKUL-DLC4x26-Mar-19AirAsia X
PhilippinesKUL-MNL7x28-Mar-19Malindo Air
AustraliaKUL-DPS-SYD1,260 seats31-Mar-19Malindo Air
MacauKUL-LBU-MFM-KUL1x8-Mar-19MABKargo

Airlines are required to return the approval letters to the Commission for any air traffic rights that have been expired or revoked.

In addition, the Commission requires that all airlines inform us on the reasons for the surrender / expiry / failure to operate the routes awarded by the Commission within the next seven (7) days from the date of this bulletin.

Cumulative Totals for Reference:
 
No. of ATR Awarded 01 Jan 19 – 31 Mar 19
 
AirlineDomestic & International ATRs AwardedFailed to operate within 6 monthsApplication Withdrawn after granted
TOTAL53200
AirAsia22100
AirAsia X430
Firefly200
Malaysia Airlines*920
Malindo Air1550
Raya Airways000
MyJet Xpress100
MASwings000
Note * : Including MABkargo
 
For Jan-Mar 2019, MAVCOM awarded 53 domestic and international ATRs, with AirAsia receiving the most with 22, followed by Malindo Air with 15. AirAsia failed to operate 10 of its approvals, followed by Malindo Air with 6. Overall, 21 of all prior approvals granted by MAVCOM were not utilised by the airlines within the period of Jan-Mar 2019.
 
No. of ATR Awarded 01 Jan 18 – 31 Dec 18
 
AirlineDomestic & International ATRs AwardedFailed to operate within 6 monthsApplication Withdrawn after granted
TOTAL205580
AirAsia9860
AirAsia X20110
Firefly400
Malaysia Airlines*2460
Malindo Air52350
Raya Airways400
MASwings300
Note * : Including MABkargo
 
In 2018, MAVCOM awarded 205 domestic and international ATRs, with AirAsia receiving the most with 98 and MASwings the least with 3 approvals. Each ATR awarded has a validity period of 6 months for the airline to commence operations, failing which it is automatically revoked and returned to MAVCOM. In this regard, Malindo Air failed to operate 35 of its approvals, followed by AirAsia X with 11. Overall, 58 of all prior approvals granted by MAVCOM were not utilised by the airlines for the 2018 period.