Scanda Sky (Ipoh) has announced it has discontinued operations after cancelling its agreement with Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l). According to a statement issued by the Malaysian virtual carrier, it will resume chartering capacity from other unspecified airlines during the first quarter of 2020.

Perak Tourism Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing said Scanda Sky's services stopped officially on December 18 after it was unable to reach agreement on certain matters with the airline. "There were several factors, including commercial and technical views," Tan told The Star newspaper. "The services were said to be able to accommodate 120 passengers, but were limited to only 50."

Tan said Scanda Sky is now in the process of finding a new partner to continue flights between Ipoh and Guangzhou. "I understand that they have met with several airlines this week – including those in China – to explore more possibilities," he said.

Scanda Sky launched its operations straight into controversy, having been issued a warning letter just two days after its first flight by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) advising the travelling public that Scanda Sky was not a licenced airline.

Scanda Sky has since mocked MAVCOM for its decision slating the regulator's claims as "gossip" and "unfair news".