Jun 15, 2016

    Rayani Air to appeal for '2nd chance'


    RAYANI Air will request Malaysia's airline authorities to give it a "second chance" after its air service licence and air operator's certificate were revoked.

    Its owner, Ravi Alagendrran, said it was in talks with a new investor to revive the airline.

    His plea comes after the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom)

    and Department of Civil Aviation revoked the licence and certificate, effective yesterday.

    Mavcom said it found Rayani Air had breached the conditions of its licence and that it also lacked the financial and managerial capacity to continue operating.

    Mr Ravi said the "qualified and strong management team" of its new investors would revive and manage the airline "much better than us".

    Mavcom said the airline lost its licence after it breached its conditions.

    The commission also said Rayani Air was still responsible for refunding its customers.

    "Customers who have purchased tickets with Rayani Air but were not able to go on their journey may lodge a complaint with the company and seek a refund."

    In the event consumers are not able to obtain their refunds, they can file a civil suit for those refunds, it said.