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Air Traffic Rights Bulletin (May/June 2020)

9 Jun 2020


This bulletin shows the Air Traffic Rights (ATRs) issued by MAVCOM for the month of May/June 2020 as well as the Air Traffic Rights that are available / returned / expired:

Air Traffic Rights Awarded

No.AwardedCompanyCommencement Date
1PEN-CTU v.v./ +7 weeklyAirAsiaMay-20
2KUL-DWC-AMS v.v./ +1 weeklyMABkargoMay-20
3KUL-CAN v.v./ +3 weeklyMyJet Xpress16-May-20
4SZB-CGK-SGN-SZB / +2 weekly Raya AirwaysMay-20
Air Traffic Rights Available / Returned / Expired

CountryRouteQuantityEffective FromHeld ByRemarks
ChinaKUL-HGH v.v.1x18-May-20AirAsia XExpired
ChinaKUL-SYX v.v2x4-Jun-20Malindo AirExpired
ChinaPEN-HAK v.v2x4-Jun-20Malindo AirExpired
MalaysiaKUL-KCH v.v.1x5-May-20Malindo AirExpired
MalaysiaSZB-KBR v.v.2x26-May-20Malindo AirExpired
ThailandPEN-HKT v.v.4x18-May-20Malindo AirExpired
Taiwan/Japan KUL-TPE-CTS v.v.2x26-May-20Malindo AirExpired
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 ATRs Awarded for the month of January – May 2020
AirlineDomestic & International ATR awardedFailed to operate within 6 monthsApplication withdrawn after granted
AirAsia X520
Malaysia Airlines*750
Malindo Air7130
Raya Airways110
MyJet Xpress100
Note * : Including MABkargo


The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) recognises the difficulties faced by the airlines due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As the economic regulator for the civil aviation industry, MAVCOM strives to assist the airlines in their gradual preparations to resume full services.

Therefore, to ease airlines’ administrative and regulatory challenges, paragraph 6 of the conditions attached to all valid traffic rights (“Condition 6”) is removed effective 5 June 2020 until further notice. Condition 6 states that, “The airline shall commence its operations and utilise all of the air traffic rights issued to it within six months from the date of the grant of the approval to operate the air traffic rights as detailed in this letter. An air traffic right or the capacity of an air traffic right which has not been utilised by the airline upon expiry of the stipulated period shall be deemed revoked with immediate effect”.

Please note that this removal will not apply to air traffic rights that have already been deemed expired and automatically revoked, as well as for routes in which airlines have wilfully terminated on their own accord. The other remaining conditions attached to the air traffic rights remain valid.

Any further variation to the conditions attached to the air traffic rights, which may include the reinstatement of Condition 6, will be communicated to the airlines accordingly.