Scanda Sky slammed for unauthorised sale of Guangzhou-Ipoh flights

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Nov 2019: 

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MavCom) has reminded the public that Scanda Sky PLT is not an airline company licensed under the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 (Act 771).

In a statement yesterday, MavCom said it had issued a warning letter to the company – ordering it to stop marketing its services as well as any advertising which depicted it as a commercial airline company.

“The commission understands that Scanda Sky had advertised and promoted its commercial flight schedule on its website, representing itself as a licensed airline company.

“The commission wants to stress that Scanda Sky is not a holder of an air service licence (ASL) or an air service permit (ASP) issued by the commission under Act 771. It is also not a holder of a licence issued under the Civil Aviation Act 1969 (Act 3).”

Scanda Sky reportedly had its maiden flight through the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh, Perak to Guangzhou, China, on Wednesday Nov 27 with 40 passengers.

According to the statement, the ASL and ASP are required to transport passengers, mail or cargo through air routes to rent or pay for scheduled or unscheduled journeys between two places or more, with at least one place within Malaysia.

“Scanda Sky may have caused confusion among the public because of the news report and through its website which stated that it was a Malaysian airline company which was allowed to conduct such services.

“The commission also understands that Scanda Sky had a charter agreement with Malaysia Airlines Bhd and the flight was operated by Malaysia Airlines Bhd.”

– Bernama