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BUSINESS

MYAirline to operate as LCC, not ULCC

05/10/2022 08:46 PM

By Zairina Zainudin

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- New airline start-up, MYAirline Sdn Bhd, will carry its business model as a low-cost carrier (LCC) as per its application to the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) back in February 2021 and not ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC).

Chief executive officer Rayner Teo Kheng Hock clarified that the airline has no intention to run the business as a ULCC and the term was merely “coined by another party early this year”.

“As an LCC and a new player in the market, cost efficiency is fundamental to us. Safety is of course our number one priority.

“We use technology and innovation to bring our cost down. We emphasise on good quality of services for our passengers,” he told Bernama.

On December 22 last year, MAVCOM approved the issuance of Conditional Approval (CA) for an Air Service Licence (ASL) to Z9 Elite Sdn Bhd, now known as MYAirline, for a period of one year until Dec 31, 2022.

The airline subsequently secured an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) with a permit valid from Oct 1, 2022 to Sept 30, 2023.

Incorporated in January 2021 with paid-up capital of RM2 million, MYAirline’s shareholders include Zillion Wealth Bhd, which holds 88 per cent equity interest, Trillion Cove Holdings Bhd (10 per cent) and Teo (two per cent).

ULCC refers to an airline that offered relatively cheaper fares than LCC but doesn’t offer any amenities or services with their fares, including carry-on baggage.

Amenities or services on a ULCC will incur extra charges.

-- BERNAMA

 


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