Less than a month of its inauguration, the charted flight to Guangzhou, Scanda Sky has discontinued its services after canceling an agreement with Malaysia Airlines Bhd. Scanda Sky's first chartered flight to Guangzhou took off from the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport here on Nov 27.
Tan Kar Hing, Perak Tourism Committee chairman said Scanda's services stopped officially from Dec 18 after the two companies were unable to reach agreement on certain matters.
He addressed a press conference at the state secretariat building on Friday (Dec 20) and said "There were several factors, including commercial and technical views. The services were said to be able to accommodate 120 passengers, but was limited to only 50,".
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MavCom) had issued a warning letter to the company, ordering it to cease marketing and portraying itself as an airline. Tan said Scanda Sky is now in the process of finding a new partner to continue flight services 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 chief executive officer Stanley Hu had previously said that it had chartered flights from licensed airline companies, including MAB, for tour packages in Ipoh and Guangzhou, China, following the warning from Mavcom.
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