Malaysia's newest ultra low-cost carrier plane spotted in KLIA

The photo of the plane was first posted by an Instagram user on social media. Photo: @theplanespapanazzi

A plane featuring the livery of new ultra low-cost carrier MYAirline has been spotted at the KL International Airport.

The photo of the plane, which was first posted by Instagram user @theplanespapanazzi, features the carrier's name and logo on a striking red body.

"MYAirline, new ultra low cost carrier. Hopefully it get to fly passengers soon," the caption read.

Kuala Lumpur-based MYAirline Sdn Bhd was one of two new airlines approved by Malaysian Aviation Commission's (Mavcom). The other one was Johor-based SKS Airways Sdn Bhd.

According to Mavcom's website, MYAirline has been given a conditional approval for an air service licence (ASL) on Dec 22 last year, which is valid until Dec 31 this year.

That licence allows the company to conduct scheduled passenger and cargo services.

While there have been not much updates, MYAirline has been reportedly on a hiring spree. The carrier's official website currently features many active job listings.

Industry response to the newcomer, however, has been mixed.

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) group chief executive officer has questioned the need for more capacity in the local aviation sector.

"My fear for the new airline is that it may derail the sustainability of existing airlines with unnecessarily more capacity which will benefit the consumers, but is it sustainable to the country?" he said during an event earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Capital A Bhd chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said he is unfazed by the entry of the two new Malaysian airlines.

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