‘Monspace’ ad on Suasa aircraft legitimate


PUTRAJAYA: The Transport Ministry has clarified that the controversial “Monspace”’ advertisement on an aircraft run by Suasa Airlines Sdn Bhd is just an advertisement and does not violate any aviation laws.

He said there was nothing wrong with advertisements on aircraft.

“AirAsia also put up Manchester United. Many airlines put advertisements on their aircraft,” he told reporters at a press conference after the launch of the Road Transport Department (RTD) Cadets’ Day here.

Aziz was responding to Suasa Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer Captain Sheikh Salleh Abod’s remarks last week that the “Monspace” marking on their plane was an advertisement that the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) was aware of.

The aircraft, run by Suasa, adorned with the livery “Monspace”, “Suasa Airlines” and “www.monskyways.com ” had surfaced online, prompting confusion over the identity of the actual flight operator.

DCA had previously said that it would order Suasa Airlines to explain the markings.

The company is under probe by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) after it flew to Langkawi without the necessary licences and approval.