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In a heartwarming initiative to inspire young minds, the AeroDarat Services (ADS) team at Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Halim Alor Setar (AOR) played host to 100 students from Sekolah Menengah Tunku Abdul Malik and Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Kepala Batas, Alor Setar, Kedah on the 3rd and 4th October 2023. The initiave, named MYAirportCARES, was a collaborative effort between ADS and Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAHB).

ADS, a prominent ground handling company overseeing operations at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and 16 other airports across Malaysia, recognized the significance of providing students with a firsthand experience of the aviation industry. The visit aimed to broaden their horizons and offer insights into the various aspects of airport operations and career opportunities within the industry.

Haji Mohd Shahar Affendi bin Ishak, the station head at Aerodarat Alor Setar, couldn’t hide his enthusiasm as he witnessed the joy on the students’ faces when they received mockup boarding passes.

He stated, “Students couldn’t contain their excitement as they had the opportunity to check in at the counter and embark on an airport tour, including a visit to the tarmac.”

“The visit provided students with a unique opportunity to witness the inner workings of an airport, shedding light on the multitude of functions and roles involved in its seamless operation.”

“It was a day of discovery as they interacted with airport personnel, observed aircraft up close, and learned about the intricate processes that ensure the safety and efficiency of air travel,” Haji Mohd Sahar added.

The program concluded at 12.00pm with a session for light refreshments. This initiative aligns with the broader mission of nurturing a new generation of aviation enthusiasts and professionals by exposing them to the multifaceted world of aviation.


In a significant milestone for travelers and aviation enthusiasts, Xiamen Airlines has proudly launched its direct flight service from Xiamen, China to Penang, Malaysia. The commencement of this route marks a remarkable moment as the first direct connection between the two cities since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On 28th September 2023, Flight MF8705 embarked on its maiden journey, departing from Xiamen (XMN), and gracefully landed at Penang International Airport (PEN), well ahead of its scheduled arrival time.

This inaugural flight, operated by the Boeing 737-800, symbolizes a significant step towards revitalizing international travel. The service operates three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, with passengers arriving at Penang International Airport at approximately 6:30 PM and departing at 7:30 PM.

AeroDarat Services Sdn. Bhd. (ADS), the leading ground handling company for Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and 16 other airports across the country, is pleased to unveil its collaboration with Xiamen Airlines as a reliable provider of ground handling services at PEN.

The arrival of the Xiamen Airlines flight was met with a grand ‘Water Salute’ by the Penang Airport Authority and AFRS, an act symbolizing a warm welcome and blessings for safe travels. The event was graced by VIPs from the Penang State Government and the China Embassy in Penang, who joined in welcoming the passengers. The inbound flight from Xiamen carried a total of 159 passengers, while the return flight to Xiamen saw 106 passengers from Penang. As international travel resumes its upward trajectory, this new direct flight connection between Xiamen and Penang promises exciting opportunities for travelers and further enhances Penang’s status as a sought-after destination.

ADS, the major ground handling service company in PEN takes great pride in being chosen as the official ground handler for Xiamen Airlines. This partnership is a significant achievement and underscores the company’s commitment to delivering top-notch ground handling services. We remain committed to fostering strong relationships with our partners, offering them the highest level of service and support.



AeroDarat Services (ADS) hosted a Mini Safety Campaign that resonated with its core values of prioritizing safety in the workplace on 26th September 2023 at Amethyst 1 and 2, FMB. The campaign was organized by the ADS Quality Assurance, Safety, Security & Compliance (QASSC) Department, driven by a vision to cultivate a robust culture of safety among ADS staff, as well as related vendors’ staff.

At this engaging event, ADS had the privilege of welcoming Mr. Shaiful Abdul, Mr. Mohamad Zubair Ghazali and Ms. Erni Yusliza Mudri from the MA Sepang Airside Services Department. These experts shared their profound insights into airside safety compliance and best practices, offering valuable perspectives that will undoubtedly enhance safety measures within ADS.

The event started with inspiring opening remarks from Mr. Shaiful Abdul Rahman (Senior Manager, MA Sepang Airside Services), and Mrs. Shahfinaz Abd Wahid (Head of QASSC), who represented the ADS team.

The event featured enlightening sessions that delved into the details of airside safety. Mr. Mohamad Zubair Ghazali (Senior Executive, Airside Services KLIA Operations), delivered an informative speech on airside offenses, shedding light on critical aspects of safety compliance.

Meanwhile, Ms. Erni Yusliza Mudri from MA Sepang Licensing, provided a comprehensive overview of demerits and penalties associated with airside violations. Her expertise interpreted the practical implementation of airside penalties, ensuring that attendees left with a clear understanding of the consequences of safety infractions.

ADS Mini Safety Campaign ended on a high note with engaging quiz sessions hosted by MA Sepang, testing attendees’ safety knowledge. The event also featured exciting lucky draws that added an element of fun and anticipation.

ADS QASSC would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to ADS Standard and Procedures (S&P) team, Communications and others for their unwavering support in making this event a resounding success.

ADS values safer workplace and we are dedicated to continuously improving safety standards. Together, we will continue striving to make ADS a safer and more secure place for all its employees. Safety is our Culture!


AeroDarat Services Sdn. Bhd. (ADS), the leading ground handling company for Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and 16 other airports nationwide, is delighted to announce its partnership with Sichuan Airlines as a trusted ground handling service provider. Sichuan Airlines, a regional airline headquartered at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) in Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China, has chosen ADS as its reliable partner.

The inaugural flight of Sichuan Airlines to KLIA took place on the 21st September 2023, and it was greeted with great enthusiasm by the ADS team. The  Airbus 321 (Flight Number 3U 3749) arriving from Haikou (HAK), China touched down at 2:24 p.m. local time, carrying 100 passengers on board.

Following its arrival, the aircraft with flight number 3U 3750 was prepared for its return journey to Haikou, China, scheduled to depart just one hour after arrival. This efficient turnaround showcased ADS’s expertise and reliability in delivering swift and dependable ground handling services to its valued partners.

Currently, ADS is entrusted with the ground handling operations of over 45 foreign carriers, including renowned airlines such as Japan Airlines, China Airlines, Korean Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Saudia, and many others. The addition of Sichuan Airlines to this esteemed list further solidifies ADS’s position as a trusted partner in the aviation ground handling industry.

As ADS continues to expand its network and attract new partners, the company remains dedicated to upholding its core values of safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction. The collaboration with Sichuan Airlines is an indication of ADS’s unwavering commitment to delivering world-class ground handling services, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience, not only for its airline customers but also for passengers.

ADS looks forward to a fruitful collaboration with Sichuan Airlines and is excited about the opportunities that this partnership will bring. The company remains committed to fostering strong relationships with its partners, offering them the highest level of service and support.



AeroDarat Services (ADS) recently participated in Baka Aircademy’s career talk and open day session held at the vibrant city of Kuching on 30th July 2023. The event, which aimed to provide insights into various careers within the aviation industry, witnessed the enthusiastic presence of more than 120 attendees, including parents and potential students of Baka Aircademy.

This marked the second time that ADS had collaborated with Baka Aircademy for their career talk, the first one being held on 16th July at SVOFO @ Sky Garden, Sunway Nexis Kota Damansara. The initiative highlights ADS’s commitment to nurturing young talents and promoting career opportunities in the aviation sector.

The career talk session in Kuching featured Norjanah Mat Resih, ADS Duty Supervisor Domestic Ops Kuching, sharing her vast industry experience,  illuminating glimpse into the operational aspects of ADS and the diverse job opportunities that the company offers. During the engaging session, Norjanah shared her personal journey within the aviation industry and elucidated the pivotal role played by ADS in ensuring efficient ground handling services at airports across Malaysia. She emphasized the importance of a well-coordinated ground handling process, which encompasses essential tasks such as baggage handling, passenger boarding assistance and others.

In addition to addressing potential students, Norjanah also engaged with parents, assuaging their concerns and providing them with a comprehensive understanding of the stability and prospects associated with a career in ground handling. The attendees were informed about the training and development programs offered by ADS to groom and upskill its employees, providing a nurturing environment for personal and professional growth.

ADS actively supports the youth in their pursuit of a fulfilling career in aviation, partnering with institutions like Baka Aircademy to foster knowledge and awareness about the industry. Morever, the involvement underscores the company’s commitment to nurturing and empowering the next generation of aviation professionals.

Norjanah and Abdul Hakim Abdul Rahman (Customer Services Officer)                                                                                                            from ADS Domestic Ops Kuching with Baka Aircademy representatives after the program

The event witnessed the presence of more than 120 attendees, including parents                                                                                          and potential students of Baka Aircademy, who were eager to learn about career                                                                                        opportunities in the aviation sector.

AeroDarat Services Sdn. Bhd. (ADS), a leading ground handling service provider recently has been honored with the prestigious “Best Partner of 2022” award by China Airlines. ADS representatives, Mr. Eugene Khoo Teng Eu, Manager Passenger Services, and Mr. Balamurugan Karuppiah, Assistant Manager Passenger Services, were presented with the certificate by Mr. Kenneth Tan, Station Manager of China Airlines at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

The recognition from China Airlines highlights ADS’s unwavering commitment to delivering excellent ground handling services at KUL airport. This award serves as a testament to the exceptional efforts put forth by the team at ADS, ensuring consistently high-quality services for airlines and their passengers.

China Airlines is one of the over 30 foreign carrier customers that utilizing ADS ground handling services across various airports in Malaysia. The ‘Best Partner of 2022’ award serves as a testament to the strong partnership between ADS and China Airlines, and it is a clear reflection of ADS’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards in their services.

This achievement is a collective success, and ADS would like to extend its sincere appreciation to all its employees for their hard work, dedication, and contribution to this significant accomplishment. The company is looking forward to maintaining this momentum and aims to continue delivering high-quality services to all its partners and customers in the years to come.

Once again, congratulations to the ADS team for this well-deserved recognition, and here’s to more successes in the future!



AeroDarat Services (ADS) dedicates the month of October to ADS Digital Month (DigiMonth). To stay ahead and relevant, many organizations around the globe have prioritized their resources and efforts into digital transformation. For Malaysia Aviation Group, the pillar of Digital is Our Universe embodies its profound commitment to discover and harness the endless possibilities that the digital world has to offer.

ADS DigiMonth kickstarted with Digital Innovation Day held on 6th October 2021. Through this online conference, audience was introduced and briefed with numbers of digital initiatives carried out by Above-the-Wing (ATW) and Below-the-Wing (BTW) operations as well as innovative products to generate ancillary revenues.

In his opening remark, En. Sudirman Kushairi, Head of Ramp and Operations Management said, “Digital transformation and new technologies are inevitable. There is no choice but to embrace the changes to be competitive.”

Themed on “Speed up Digital Adoption and Rallying Innovation”, the month-long campaign will showcase many exciting activities namely ADSx Series 4 – Managing OTP: Opportunity, Threat and Pain Point in Operations featuring Capt. Nasaruddin, COO MASwings and En. S.Hamid, Manager Aircraft Services ADS; e-Sport Tournament and Station Championship. There will also be virtual treasure hunt with all stations participating in the event. Now, that would add the fun!

To quote a prominent thinker of modern management, Peter Drucker, “The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines, and in the period of rapid change such as the present, the decline will be fast”. The foundation is already set hence let’s drive the transformation to bring in positive changes and values.




Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera.

As another grand celebration in Muslim calendar, Aidiladha revolves around the spirit of sacrifice. In broader context, the lesson learned from the historical account of the celebration’s origin signifies the act of self-sacrifice, in which giving up own interests for the others or for a cause. This act has become more significant than ever today, in view of the current business environment and on a personal level alike.

The rapid change in the business environment has brought upon us various opportunities and challenges. We have seen the formulation of new processes and strategies, acceleration in digital initiatives, and adoption of new technologies to meet the current and future demands. Understandably, it can be a daunting task as we navigate into the unfamiliar zone, adapt to different roles and needs.

Nonetheless, in the spirit of Aidiladha, I sincerely am proud and humbled by AeroDarat staff’s immense sacrifices and unwavering resilience to persevere in carrying out the tasks dutifully, embracing the changes and overcoming challenges. You can take heart in knowing that your sacrifices matter and we are together in this endeavour. May you be rewarded greatly for your deeds.

On another note, as we are still on the high alert due to high cases of Covid-19 infections,  please continue to strictly observe the SOP at all times. Gatherings in the office and rest areas have been identified as one of the causes of COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace, hence do not let our guard down and please avoid such activities. Together we can make our workplace COVID-free and safe for all.

From the management of AeroDarat, wishing you “Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha” and may you have a blessed and safe celebration.

Thank you.

Mohd Nadziruddin Mohd Basri

Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

Dear All,

As Ramadhan draws to an end , may our fasting, prayers and good deeds accepted by Allah and let us pray that we will be given the opportunity to witness a brighter future. Aidilfitri marks the culmination of Ramadhan, where we celebrate the triumph after completing a month-long period of fasting with disciplines and self-reflection. Amidst the pandemic, Muslims around the globe usher in Aidilfitri in various ways keeping in mind the new norms.

To err is human, to forgive, divine. This occasion is the perfect opportunity to hold out our hands to seek and grant forgiveness, to set aside our differences and restore our relationships. As we observe other traditions within the confines of pandemic restrictions, do not let it casts a cloud over this joyous occasion. Let us make the best out of every moment together with our colleagues and families.  

To those on duty this festive period, your devoted service is greatly appreciated. To the rest, stay vigilant and safe. On behalf of the management, wishing you “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin”. May you have a joyous and blessed celebration.  

Thank you.

Mohd Nadziruddin Mohd Basri

February 11, 2021 Events


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