Pelangi Air was a Malaysian airline that was based in Kuala Lumpur Subang airport and used Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport as a hub. They focused on that airport and Batu Berandam Airport in Malacca. They flew the lesser flown domestic routes within West Malaysia and also flew to Sumatra in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand, covering twenty destinations in total.
Pelangi operated from 1987 to 2001. Zain Salahin was the general manager of the airlines. It was incorporated in 1987 as an airline meant to serve the domestic sector and international airports. Berjaya Air took over their route to Singapore and they stopped operations. They left their fleet of 8 aircraft abandoned at Subang Airport, Selangor and Senai International Airport.
at the end of their operations they operated a fleet that consisted of 3 Fairchild Dornier 228 aircraft and 2 Fokker 50 aircraft. These Fokker 50s were leased from Malaysia Airlines and then returned. They had also ordered the Dash 8-300 but cancelled the orders in 1997 before delivery. They flew to 5 destinations in Indonesia, 13 domestic destinations in Malaysia, Seletar Airport in Singapore and Koh Samui and Phuket in Thailand. They also used to lease a Boeing 737-200 from Transmile Air Services for a short while.