MYAirline (MYM, Kuala Lumpur Subang) has confirmed its start date and first routes. Malaysia's newest scheduled passenger carrier will begin revenue operations on December 1 with flights from its Kuala Lumpur International Airport base to each of Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, and Langkawi. The announcement follows the start-up's recently securing of its air operator's certificate and full air service licence.

"We are excited to announce that we are ready to ‘open-for-sale," said CEO Rayner Teo." The AOC from Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) confirms that MYAirline complies to the requirement on safety regulations and has the professional capabilities to establish and maintain a system for aircraft operations."

With its fleet of three A320-200s, on December 1, MYAirline will launch flights with a daily roundtrip on the Kuala Lumpur - Kuching route and twice daily roundtrips on the Kuala Lumpur - Langkawi, and Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabalu routes. On December 2, flights on the Kuala Lumpur - Kuching route will increase to twice daily. Frequencies to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching will increase to three times a day from December 23.

MYAirline becomes Malaysia's ninth active passenger airline and its low-cost operating model will directly compete with Malaysia-based AirAsia and Firefly. According to the ch-aviation schedules module AirAsia, AirAsia X, Malaysia Airlines, and Batik Air Malaysia already operate on the Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabula route, the country's number one domestic airline route when measured by weekly seat capacity. The same four airlines also already fly between Kuala Lumpur and Kuching, which is Malaysia's second top route based on seat capacity, while MYAirline will compete against AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, and Batik Air Malaysia on the Kuala Lumpur - Langkawi route, which is Malaysia's third top airline route.

“We will be increasing our flight frequency as our domestic network expands and plan to start flying in the ASEAN region latest by Q2 2023," said Teo. "Providing this capacity for the community will attract more travellers and stimulate Malaysia's tourism growth."