Air Traffic Rights Bulletin (August 2020)
This bulletin shows the Air Traffic Rights (ATRs) issued by MAVCOM for the month of Aug 2020 as well as the Air Traffic Rights that are available / returned / expired:
Air Traffic Rights Awarded
No. Awarded Company Commencement Date
1 KUL-SDK v.v./ 4x weekly Malaysia Airlines Sep-20
2 SZB-HKG v.v./ 11x weekly Raya Airways Aug-20
No. of ATRs Awarded for the month of January – Aug 2020
|Airline||Domestic & International ATR awarded||Failed to operate within 6 months||Application withdrawn after granted|
In addition, please refer to the latest status of the allocation of limited air traffic rights for Malaysia to the relevant countries as of 3 Aug 2020.
MEASURES TO EASE CHALLENGES FACED BY THE AIRLINES
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.