Posted on: 14 April 2016 by Mark Howells
Seven Malaysian air carriers – Malaysia Airlines Berhad, MASwings, Firefly, AirAsia Berhad, AirAsia X Berhad, Malindo Air and Berjaya Air – have joined forces to form the Association of Malaysian Air Carriers (AMAC).
The Association’s creation is subject to the approvals from the respective boards and the Registrar of Society and it will be open to all Malaysian air carriers.
AMAC aims to provide a common platform to discuss issues affecting the industry. With all the main operators represented, the association will ensure one voice for the airline industry whilst representing common industry interests amongst institutions such as the Ministry of Transport, Department of Civil Aviation and the Malaysian Aviation Commission. AMAC says it will engage in subjects such as enhanced air traffic control services, aeropolitical concerns, safety and security standards in airports, charging regimes and other related issues.
By joining forces, the association believes it will also “promote healthier growth for the industry and create highly qualified jobs, both directly and indirectly, for the sector and the broader aviation eco-system”.