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Consumer Complaints

1. What kind of complaints can be submitted to MAVCOM?

We will accept complaints relating to any aviation services in Malaysia except for matters relating to safety and security. Feel free to contact us if your complaint is about any airline or airport service occurring in Malaysia.

2. How do I lodge a complaint with MAVCOM?

We recommend that you contact the relevant airline or airport first to give them the opportunity to resolve the issue. However, if you are not satisfied with the airline’s or airport’s response, submit a complaint to us through our online form.

3. Once submitted, how can I follow-up on the status of my complaint application?

You will receive an acknowledgement email with your case reference number after submitting your complaint. Keep this reference number to check on the status of your complaint via our Check Status page. Airlines and airports have up to 30 days to provide a resolution to consumers.

4. I forgot my case reference number. How do I find it?

You can email us at and we will assist to retrieve it for you.

5. I have already submitted a complaint to the airline/airport. Can I reach out to MAVCOM if I am not satisfied with the resolution provided?

Yes. MAVCOM will review the matter further. Submit your complaint and the airline’s or airport’s response to us via our online form.

6. Can I lodge a complaint against a foreign airline?

Yes, as long as the complaint relates to the foreign airline’s operations in Malaysia.

7. What is the time limit for me to submit my complaint?

You must submit a complaint to us within 12 months from the date of the incident.

Air Fares

1. Is an airline obliged to disclose the final price of the air fare to be paid before the purchase of a ticket by a consumer?

Yes, an airline is obliged to disclose the final price of the air fare to be paid before the purchase of a ticket by a consumer. For the purpose of transparency, the airline must itemise and provide the breakdown of the said final price into the following five (5) categories before the consumer proceeds to make the payment:


  1. the base fare, including all charges payable to the airline     
    • The airline must disclose the base fare, which is an all bundled-in charges payable to the said airline. Such charges include any financial charges such as credit card fee, debit card fee, online payment transaction fee, processing fee, administrative fee, carrier-imposed fee and any other fees and charges that are payable to the airline.
  1. any government-imposed taxes and fees
    • All taxes and fees as imposed by any government fall under this category. For example, in Malaysia a consumer will be required to pay for service tax to purchase a flight ticket. 
  1. any fees and charges prescribed under any written law
    • In contrast to the government-imposed taxes and fees which fall due to the Government, a written law may compel the collection of a fee or charge by a particular party for purposes as set out in the said law. 
    • The Passenger Service Charges (PSC) which are legislated under the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Aviation Services Charges) Regulations 2016 and the departure levy which is to take effect commencing 1 September 2019 are examples of fees and charges prescribed by written laws in Malaysia. 
    • In India, Passenger Service Fee is collected from embarking passengers pursuant to rule 88 of the Indian Aircraft Rules 1937. The New Zealand Government on the other hand, imposes the International Boarder Clearance Levy on passengers to recover the costs incurred by its Customs for arrival and departure from New Zealand as decreed by the amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996 and Biosecurity Act 1993.
  1. fuel surcharge (if any); 
    • Fuel surcharge is a fee that airlines charge to cover the fluctuating cost of the fuel; and
  1. charges for optional services purchased by a consumer on an opt-in basis (if any).
    • Such charges are for optional services as may be offered by the airlines that passengers choose to purchase at the time of the ticket booking process on an opt-in basis. Examples of such optional services are insurance, meals/snacks/drinks, check-in baggage charges, sports equipment charges and preferential seating.
    • These charges are for optional services that even if the consumer does not choose to purchase any of services being offered, the consumer may still be able to proceed to conclude payment for the ticket. If the consumer is not able to proceed to make the payment unless one of the options given by the airline is chosen, such charges shall not be categorised under this category, and instead it should be under the base fare category.
2. What are the terms and conditions that should be disclosed to me?

Your airline should show you all of the following before you purchase your ticket:

  • terms and conditions applied to the fare type;
  • refund and rebooking policies, if any;
  • baggage allowance policies;
  • government taxes and fees;
  • fees and charges imposed by the Commission;
  • other fees and charges;
  • contact details of airline; and
  • any other information necessary to apprise you of the conditions and the total price of the ticket purchased.

If you are not able to find one or more of these, contact your airline to clarify the matter.

3. Can an airline include travel insurance as a default selection when selling tickets?

No. Airlines should not automatically add on any additional services to your fare. You should always be told about any such services and be given the chance to “opt-in” only if you choose to.

Flight Delays

1. What are my rights if my flight is delayed?

You may receive compensation including meals and accommodation depending on the length of the delay. See our Flight delays and cancellations page for more details.

2. Can I obtain a refund if I choose to cancel the trip in the event a delay occurs?

A refund depends on the terms and conditions of your ticket. See our Flight delays and cancellations page for more details.

3. My flight was delayed due to weather conditions. Am I entitled for compensation?

The airline is not obliged to pay compensation if it can prove that the delay was caused by extraordinary circumstances which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Extraordinary circumstances refer to circumstances that may occur in cases of war, meteorological conditions incompatible with the operation of the flight concerned, security risks, unexpected flight safety shortcomings and strikes that affect the operation of an airline.

Flight Cancellation

1. What are my rights if my flight is cancelled?

If your flight is cancelled, you have the right to a full ticket refund or alternate flight at no additional cost. See our Flight delays and cancellations page for more details.

2. My flight was cancelled due to weather conditions. Am I entitled for compensation?

The airline is not obliged to pay compensation if it can prove that the cancellation was caused by extraordinary circumstances which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Extraordinary circumstances refer to circumstances that may occur in cases of war, meteorological conditions incompatible with the operation of the flight concerned, security risks, unexpected flight safety shortcomings and strikes that affect the operation of an airline.

Denied Boarding

1. What are my rights if I am denied boarding?

The airline should offer you meals, accommodation, and full ticket refunds or alternate flights. See our page on Denied boarding for further details on when you can be lawfully denied boarding and what your entitlements are.

Persons with Disability

1. What arrangements should be provided by an airline or airport for a person with disability?

The airport and airline should provide assistance from the moment the person arrives at the airport to when they exit the airport at their destination. This includes (but is not limited to) assistance with checking in baggage, boarding and leaving the aircraft, and reaching your connecting flights. Most Malaysian airports have ramps, elevators and restrooms that cater for persons with disability.

For more information about disability-related travel, see our Persons with disability page.

2. I am a passenger who needs special assistance and a wheelchair. How do I make the necessary arrangements

Contact your airline at least 48 hours before departure to inform them of your need for assistance.

3. Will I be reimbursed for damages to my mobility equipment?

Yes, if your mobility equipment is damaged or lost during a flight, you are entitled to compensation based on the prevailing market price of your mobility equipment. Visit our Damage of mobility equipment page for further details.

Lost, Damaged and Delayed Baggage

1. My baggage was delayed upon arrival. Can I receive compensation?

Yes. If your bags did not arrive on the same flight that you were on, you may claim up to 1,131 Special Drawing Rights (approximately RM 6,200, depending on the prevailing exchange rate at the time) for baggage delay. See below for the definition of Special Drawing Rights.

It is advised that receipts or proof of the value of your items are kept to validate your claims and claims made should be reasonable in relation to the length of delay.

2. My baggage was lost/damaged/delayed. Can I receive compensation?

Yes, if the conditions are met and the claims are substantiated with receipts or proof of value and submitted within the stipulated time period. Visit our page on Lost, damaged and delayed baggage to find out more.

3. What are Special Drawing Rights?

Special Drawing Rights are a measure of currency created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be used for international compensation. For more information on Special Drawing Rights, including their current value, visit the IMF’s official page.

4. What is the time limit for making a claim in relation to baggage matters?

If your baggage was lost, damaged or delayed, submit a written complaint to your airline as soon as possible. In the case of damaged baggage, make your claim on arrival or within 7 days of receiving your bags. In the case of delayed baggage, make your claim on arrival or within 21 days of receiving your bags.

5. I have purchased travel insurance from an external insurance company and my baggage was lost/damaged/delayed. Can I receive compensation from both the airline and insurance company?

No, you will not be allowed to simultaneously claim from both the airline and insurance company. In this case, you may submit the claims to the airline and insurance provider and depending on the outcome of their investigation and review, you may obtain a claim from one or the other party. If the compensation offered to you by either party is insufficient to cover your losses, you may engage with the other party to claim the additional losses, subject to the terms and conditions of your policy and the outcome of the investigation and review. In any event, the airline and insurance provider have a mechanism in place to ascertain whether a claim has been made with either party.

Whilst double claiming will not be allowed in the case of mishandled baggage, the purchase of travel insurance is encouraged as it covers other unforeseen circumstances such as medical issues when abroad.


1. Does the Consumer Protection Code apply to both domestic and international air travel?

Yes. The Consumer Protection Code applies throughout Malaysia to any domestic or international flight operated by local or foreign carriers.

Identity of an Operating Airline

2. Is the airline required to reveal the identity of the operating airline in the case of a codeshare service?

Yes. All airlines must inform you of the operating airline’s identity, either while you’re making a ticket purchase or as soon as the flight is deemed a codeshare flight.

Airport Facilities

1. What are the facilities available for me at the airports in Malaysia?

Airports in Malaysia provide numerous facilities, including comprehensive facilities for persons with disabilities. For a complete facilities list at KLIA, visit their website.

2. What are the facilities available for persons with disability?

Most of Malaysia’s airports have ramps, elevators and restrooms that cater for persons with disability.

Yong Su-N

Hal Ehwal Pengguna, Pengurus Kanan

  • Su-N merupakan Felo Persatuan Akauntan Bertauliah (ACCA). Beliau mempunyai pengalaman melangkaui 11 tahun dalam bidang perundingan pengurusan, pengurusan projek, tadbir urus serta peningkatan prestasi.
  • Semasa beliau di MAVCOM, beliau telah mengetuai pembangunan dan implementasi Kod Perlindungan Pengguna Penerbangan Malaysia 2016 (MACPC), iaitu kod perlindungan pengguna pertama yang khusus untuk industri penerbangan Malaysia. MACPC menggariskan hak-hak pengguna penerbangan dengan jelas.
  • Su-N juga telah mengetuai unit pembangunan rangka kerja untuk meningkatkan tahap perkhidmatan dan kualiti lapangan terbang. Rangka kerja kualiti perkhidmatan ini sedang diperkenalkan dan dilaksanakan di lapangan-lapangan terbang Malaysia.

Su-N adalah Alumni MAVCOM yang bekerja di Suruhanjaya sehingga Ogos 2018.

Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai

Former Commissioner, Malaysian Aviation Commission

YBhg. Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai is a former judge of the High Court of Malaya and the Court of Appeal. Upon retirement, he was appointed as Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) from 2016 to 2022, a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission and a Commissioner of the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM). In 2021, he was appointed an independent Director and Chairman of the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre. 

YBhg. Dato’ Mah was President of Malaysian Bar (2001 – 2003) and President of Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA) (2006 -2008) and is presently a consultant in the law firm of MahWengKwai & Associates. He is an Arbitrator on the panel of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).

Prof. Dr. Jae Woon (June) Lee

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Dr. Jae Woon Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been working, teaching and researching in the field of aviation law and policy since 2004. Born in Seoul and educated there as well as at McGill University (LLM) and National University of Singapore (PhD), his main research and teaching interests are aviation law and competition law. 

Prof. Lee has seven years of legal affairs experience in the airline industry, advising the company on issues relating to company liability, government regulation and competition law matters. He has acted as legal advisor to the Korean Government on aviation law issues and regularly attended the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Legal Committee as a Korean delegate. He is a member of ICAO Secretariat Study Group on Legal Issues related to Pilotless Aircraft (SSG-LIPA)

Prof. Lee has published on various aviation legal issues in both major air law journals and other leading journals. He serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Air and Space Law and is the editor of the book: Aviation Law and Policy in Asia: Smart Regulation in Liberalized Markets (2021).

Prof. Lee has served as a consultant/expert to government and international agencies, including the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, International Air Transport Association and the Hong Kong Competition Commission. He frequently presents at academic and aviation industry conferences and regularly comments in the media.

Amna Arshad

Head of U.S. Aviation Regulatory Practice, Special Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Mdm. Amna Arshad is Special Counsel in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Washington, DC office focusing on regulatory counseling, commercial aviation transactions and litigation. 

With more than 10 years of diverse experience in the public and private sectors, Amna has represented major US and foreign passenger and cargo air carriers and leading aviation-related entities including airports, aerospace manufacturers, travel distribution clients, drone operators, and corporations in a variety of federal regulatory, commercial, and litigation matters.

As an experienced advisor, Amna counsels private companies across a wide range of matters such as enforcement/litigation, investigations, route proceedings, rulemakings, antitrust/competition, international law, advertising, consumer protection, obstruction evaluation, economic/licensing matters, and regulatory due diligence on mergers and acquisitions involving aviation interests. Amna has also helped businesses navigate the challenging regulatory landscape of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and new and emerging technologies prior to and following the passage of Part 107, the regulations governing commercial UAS operations.

Amna spent nearly 6 years in the Office of Aviation Enforcement & Proceedings at the US Department of Transportation, where she was responsible for the enforcement of a variety of aviation consumer protection, licensing and civil rights matters. She drafted federal regulations and guidance materials, led regular investigations and audits of foreign and domestic airlines and ticket agents, negotiated consent decrees, and reviewed foreign conflict of laws waiver requests.

Michael Gill

Director of Legal Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

Mr. Michael Gill is a UK and French national. He was appointed as Director, Legal Affairs & External Relations Bureau at ICAO in September 2021.

From 2013 until this year, he served in the dual roles of Director, Aviation Environment at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Executive Director of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) in Geneva. From 2007-2013, he was Senior Legal Counsel in IATA, supporting its external affairs portfolio. Before joining IATA, Michael was an aviation lawyer in private practice in London and Paris, acting for airlines and their insurers.

He holds law degrees from King’s College, London and the Sorbonne University in Paris, as well as a Master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh. He is admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales and an Avocat in France.

Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and former Chairman of its Air Law Group.

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Sothi Rachagan

MAVCOM Consumer Protection Committee Member

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Sothi Rachagan is the Vice Chancellor of Nilai University. Prior to this he has served as Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya and as Vice Chancellor of Perdana University. Prof. Dato’ Sothi holds a B.A. (Malaya), Post-Grad Dip Arts (Otago), M.A (Otago), LL M (Bristol) and PhD (London). He is a Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) and Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

He has been a Commissioner of the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) and Chairman of its Working Committee on Advocacy since the inception of the MyCC in 2011.

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Sothi serves on the United Nations Trade Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) International Expert Panel on Consumer Protection. He has over the years worked closely with the Competition Law and Policy and Consumer Protection Branch of UNCTAD and drafted the consumer and competition laws of several developing and less developed countries. He wrote the original version of the UNCTAD Consumer Protection Manual and did its Review of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms. He also served as the Chair of the UNCTAD Working Committee on Financial Services for the revision of the UN Guidelines on Consumer Protection. He was the Alternate Head of Delegation for Malaysia for the First Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection and Policy 17 – 18 October 2016 organised by UNCTAD in Geneva.

He is a member of the Advisory Panels of Consumer and Competition Law Centres of several universities and is a past-president of the International Association of Consumer Law.

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Sothi has published widely and presented papers and keynote addresses on environmental, human rights, competition, and consumer and election laws.

Mohideen Abdul Kader

President, Consumer Association Penang (CAP)

Elected as president of CAP since 2019, superseding CAP’s former president, S.M. Mohamed Idris. CAP is a grassroots non-profit, civil society organisation based in Malaysia, established in 1969 to promote critical awareness and action among consumers in order to uphold their rights and interests. CAP’s activities are conducted from its office in Penang, engaging in education, community mobilisation, research, advocacy, training and publication.

Mohideen is a passionate and outspoken leader of CAP who is often pro-active in urging the government, policy makers and corporations and agencies to respond to the needs of consumers. He has written numerous opinion pieces in the media to express his views on various matters pertaining to consumers’ rights and needs.

Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad

Asia-Pacific Regional Advisor of Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board

YBhg. Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad currently holds the role of Asia-Pacific Regional Advisor, Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board and advisor to India-based GMR Airports. Following a distinguished 29-year airline career, he served the Malaysian Ministry of Transport as Aviation Advisor before moving to lead Malaysia Airports as CEO for 11 years. YBhg. Tan Sri was President of the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Board from 2010 through 2014 and subsequently was Immediate Past President until May 2022.

YBhg. Tan Sri joined the aviation industry in 1972 as a Management Trainee in the then newly formed Malaysia Airlines. He worked in Malaysia Airlines for 29 years in various management positions of Director of Corporate Planning, Commercial Director and Executive Vice-President Airline.

In 2001, he joined the Government as Aviation Advisor to the Ministry of Transport.

In 2003, he joined Malaysia Airports where he served as CEO for 11 years until 2014 and then as Advisor to the Board for 3 years until 2017.

Ridha Aditya Nugraha

Air and Space Law Studies, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya Indonesia

Ridha Aditya Nugraha teaches Air and Space Law Studies at International Business Law Program, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, Indonesia. In 2019-2020, he was engaged as ASEAN Passenger Protection Support Expert at the EU-EASA ARISE Plus Civil Aviation Project in ASEAN. Before joining academia, he worked with a Jakarta-based law firm, a Dutch low-fare airline, and a Danish international consulting firm. He has also an experience with a Singapore-based aviation consultant. He holds graduate degree from International Institute of Air and Space Law, Universiteit Leiden; and undergraduate degree from Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia.

Stefano Baronci

Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific

Mr. Stefano Baronci is the Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific, an association representing the interests of airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Appointed in December 2019, Mr. Baronci is responsible for driving and executing the strategic plan of the association and overseeing a team of professionals at the Regional Office based in Hong Kong.

Mr. Baronci has 22 years of analytic and representational experience at national and international levels in the aviation sector, representing both airport and airline industries. He is very familiar with the ACI community, having previously served as the Director of Economics at ACI World in Montreal and Senior Policy Manager at ACI Europe in Brussels. He has also served as Secretary General of Assaeroporti, the Italian airport operators association, and Assistant Director and ATM Infrastructure Expert at the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Mr. Baronci, a native of Italy, holds an Executive MBA from Warwick University in the United Kingdom and graduated with a Law degree from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. He is married with two children.

Freda Liu

Broadcast Journalist

A powerhouse communicator and connector, Freda Liu is a global speaker, author, broadcast journalist, emcee, moderator and trainer. She believes in the concept of revolving to evolve; a journey she personally embodies and imparts to others through her books and her work.

Freda has written six books namely “Life’s a Stage – Stories Of An Empowered Life, “PR Yourself” “Shake & Spear Your Business: The Romeo & Juliet Way,” & “Everybody Loves Ray” (biography), “Bursting Fixed Mindsets” and “In Your Skin.”

As a business broadcast journalist, she has conducted close to 10,000 interviews with thought leaders like Simon Sinek, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank, Former Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb, author Stephen Covey, to former GE CEO Jack Welch.

Freda is highly sought after as a moderator, emcee and trainer having worked with Fortune 500 companies. Some of her awards include the ASEAN Rice Bowl Awards for Malaysia Startup Journalist Of The Year and the Kanebo Exceptional Award for Voice and Outstanding Graduate by the Malaysian Australian Alumni Council.

A big believer in social enterprises having come up with her series of videos and the judge for Chivas Regal’s The Venture programme. An inspirational spokesperson for sustainability, Freda is also a World Vision Malaysia advocate for WASH (Clean Water & Sanitation). In addition, she’s an ambassador for Women of Global Change KL Chapter and Ocean Hero Conservation and a business mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.

Majoring in Marketing with a Bachelor of Business from University of Southern Queensland, she has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Design Thinking and is certified as a Futurist by The Futurist Institute. She is a member of the National Association of Women Entrepreneurs Malaysia and the Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers.

Peter Alawani

Chief Economic Regulatory Framework Section, Air Transport Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

Peter Alawani is the head of the Economic Regulatory Framework Section, Air Transport Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Mr. Alawani has over 30 years’ experience in the field of Economic Regulations in Civil Aviation. Before joining ICAO in 2015, he served as General Manager, Air Transport Operations, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, where he organised several international and regional conferences, assisted in the negotiation of more than thirty-five Bilateral Air Services Agreements between Nigeria and other Countries, granted operating authorisation to several foreign carriers, as well as participated in the development on Part 19 – Consumer Protection Regulations, Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations.

He holds two Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration and has over the course of his career, received various trainings in air transport economics, aviation law, Consumer protection, airport, airline and air navigation management. He has served in several international Committees and Panels including the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) and the Air Transport Regulatory Panel (ATRP).

His is presently responsible for updating and keeping current, ICAO’s Policy and Guidance Materials on Economic Regulation of International Air Transport and infrastructure management, including the issues of Consumer Protection. He serves as Secretary of the Air Transport Regulatory Panel (ATRP) and he is manager of the ICAO Air Services Negotiation (ICAN) Event among other responsibilities.

Olivier Waldner

Deputy Head of Unit Passenger Rights, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport European Commission (EU)

Olivier Waldner has over 35 years of experience in the field of transport. He began his career in 1987 in the toll motorways sector in France before joining the European Commission in 1989. In particular, he contributed to the development of trans-European transport networks and intelligent transport systems. For the last 20 years he has been familiar with air transport and the aviation industry

After September 11, he moved to aviation security and set up an aviation security inspection programme for the European Union. He then contributed to the optimization of the European air traffic management system. Since 2018 he has been in charge of the European Union’s passenger rights regulatory framework in the air sector as well as other modes of transport.

Under his leadership, an international seminar on air passenger rights was held in Brussels in May 2019, a seminar participated by the EU Member States and industry together with ICAO and a dozen of other leading states in the field of consumer protection, including Malaysia represented by MAVCOM.

Olivier holds a master’s degree in law and public administration from the Paris University, France.

Pushpalatha Subramaniam

Director of Consumer Affairs, Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM)

Mdm. Pushpalatha Subramaniam heads the Consumer Affairs Department in MAVCOM. In 2015, Pushpa was part of the establishment on the Malaysian Aviation Commission for Malaysia. She has been instrumental in establishing the first Malaysian Aviation Consumer Protection Code (MACPC) in 2016 in Malaysia, a regulation to protect travellers in the civil aviation industry.

Under her leadership, she had led the implementation of various consumer awareness and education initiatives, empowering travellers with information on their travel rights under the MACPC. In addition, her team has consistently achieved more than 90 per cent resolution of consumer complaints since the first year of MAVCOM’s operation.

Pushpa also leads the development of the Airports Quality of Service (QoS) Framework and oversees the implementation of the Framework with the aim of enhancing passenger’s convenience and comfort, more importantly ensuring efficiencies at airports in Malaysia. The QoS has been implemented at both the terminals at KLIA and work is still in progress for other airports in Malaysia.

Prior to this, she was the Senior Vice President in charge of customer experience in Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and later, Head of Customer Experience with Standard Chartered Malaysia.

Pushpa has more than 27 years of experience in the airline industry with niche expertise in managing consumer affairs. Pushpa holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. She also spent five years on the Board of the Worldwide Airline Customer Relations Association (WACRA) and is a member of the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA).

Soukkhongthong Voraphet

Director of Air Transport Division, Department of Civil Aviation of Laos PDR

Mr. Voraphet has 10 years working experience in the aviation industry.

In 2019, he earned his Advanced Master in Air Transport Management and Specialised Executive Master of Air Transport Management having completed his thesis on ‘Challenges and Opportunities to develop Air Transport in the Lao PDR’.

Vinoop Goel

Asia-Pacific Regional Director of Airports & External Relations, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Vinoop Goel is the Asia-Pacific Regional Director of Airports & External Relations for the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He is based at their Asia-Pacific regional office in Singapore. Vinoop leads a team that is responsible for all IATA’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region relating to Airports including Infrastructure development, Passenger Facilitation, Cargo and Security. In addition to this, Vinoop also heads the Member and External Relations department for the region that is responsible for Sustainability, Government Regulations and Aviation policy matters.

Vinoop has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from India Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in India. He has more than 3 decades of aviation industry experience including a 14-year stint in Japan and has been with IATA since 2005.

Saravanan Thambirajah

Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (FOMCA)

A prominent consumer activist spearheads several consumer bodies in the country, namely as the Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (FOMCA), the umbrella body of consumer organizations in the country;  the Director of Education and Research Association for Consumers (ERA Consumer Malaysia), an organization that conducts research, documentation and capacity building activities towards  building self-reliant, empowered communities; and is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Consumer Complaints Center (NCCC), which acts as a one-stop avenue for consumer grievances in Malaysia.


Mohd Shafiq Salleh

Pengurus, Pembangunan Penerbangan

    • Shafiq telah berkhidmat dalam Unit Pembangunan Penerbangan MAVCOM, di mana beliau pernah mengetuai dan membangunkan rangka kerja pemantauan industri penerbangan komersial di Malaysia.

    • Beliau juga merupakan ahli utama dalam pembangunan rangka kerja caj aeronautik yang merupakan suatu model pembiayaan bagi industri lapangan terbang Malaysia. Beliau telah memainkan peranan penting dalam pembangunan model rangka kerja tersebut.

    • Shafiq juga mempunyai pengalaman yang mendalam, melebihi 8 tahun dalam penyelidikan dan analisis ekuiti, pemodelan kewangan, serta pengurusan dana.

    • Beliau kini sedang meneruskan pengajian beliau dalam Sarjana Kewangan di Cambridge University yang dijadualkan untuk tamat pada bulan September 2022. Shafiq juga telah memperoleh Ijazah Sarjana Muda Pentadbiran Perniagaan (Kepujian) Pemasaran Dengan Multimedia kelas pertama dari Universiti Multimedia.

Shafiq adalah Alumni MAVCOM yang telah berkhidmat di Suruhanjaya sehingga Mac 2020.