KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has given his guarantee that the government will consider in detail the new business plan of Malaysia Airlinesâ€™ (MAS) subsidiary MASwings Sdn Bhd.
The plan will be announced at an opportune time when the business plan of the â€œNew MASâ€ is approved.
Najib said this in a written reply to a question from Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh), who wanted to know whether the restructuring of MAS would affect the unprofitable rural routes now being served by MASwings.
â€œI have explained MASâ€™ restructuring plan in detail,â€ he said.
It was reported on Sept 2 that MASwings would introduce a new business plan that includes enhancing rural air services in Sabah and Sarawak next year.
On Aug 29, Khazanah Nasional Bhd announced a RM6 billion plan to revive MAS that includes cutting 30 per cent of the airlineâ€™s workforce and a greater emphasis on profitable regional routes.
MASwings officially began operations on Oct 1, 2007, to serve rural routes in the two states as well as the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area. Bernama