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Captain Izham’s Appointment Draws Positive Views

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines Bhd has once again found itself a new commander to steer the airline towards profitability with the appointment of Captain Izham Ismail as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO). Captain Izham, currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO), will assume the role of GCEO on Dec 1 upon the…

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Najib Confident Of Captain Izham’s Capabilities To Improve Malaysia Airlines

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is confident Captain Izham Ismail, who has been appointed Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Malaysia Airlines Berhad will continue to work on improving the national carrier. Najib said MAS is more than just an airline because it carries the country\’s…

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Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew To Rejoin Ryanair As COO

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew will return to Ryanair Holdings PLC as COO effective Dec 1 despite previously denying that he will rejoin the Irish carrier. Bellew spent a decade at Ryanair until 2014, and was director of flight operations before joining Malaysia Airlines as COO in September 2015. He took…

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Malaysia Airlines Flights To Auckland As Usual

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KUALA LUMPUR- There are no cancellations for Malaysia Airlines Bhd’s flights to Auckland Airport in New Zealand despite the rupture in the main pipeline carrying jet fuel there. Malaysia Airlines in a statement said it has not cancelled any flight due to fuel rationing in Auckland between Sept 17 and 24. “To address this issue,…

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Acid Leak On M’sia Airlines Caused Of Wet Cell Batteries

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KOTA KINABALU: The acid leak on board a Malaysia Airlines aircraft at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport yesterday (Wednesdsay) originated from a box of wet cell batteries. Malaysia Airports Kota Kinabalu senior manager Sunif Naiman, when contacted, confirmed that a 40kg CPU battery had leaked inside the aircraft cargo compartment. “We received notification at 5.35pm…

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Malaysia Airlines To Set Up New Carrier For Haj Flights

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) plans to start a new charter flight service for the annual haj and umrah in Saudi Arabia. Its Group Chief Executive Officer, Peter Bellew, said the carrier would apply for a licence in the third or fourth quarter of the year and charter six Airbus A380 jetliners from Malaysia Airlines. “The new carrier, which…

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MAS Showing Positive Results With Restructuring Exercise

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has expressed satisfaction over the positive results shown by Malaysia Airlines (MAS), saying that its restructuring process is on track. “Pleased that MAS restructuring is on track, showing positive results. MH team fully deserved the ex-gratia payment. Keep our flag flying high,” Najib said on…

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Malaysia Airlines Flies Negaraku To Greater Heights

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia Airlines has pledged its participation in the “Negaraku” initiative, aimed at instilling the spirit of patriotism, nationwide. In embracing the initiative, Malaysia Airlines is incorporating the spirit of “Negaraku” on the ground and online, as well as, various touch points including featuring the “Negaraku” emblem with special livery on several of its…

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Malaysia Airlines Lauches Rapid Expansion Into China

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines today launched a rapid expansion into China, which will see the flag carrier serving eight new destinations and 11 new routes with 35 additional frequencies between Malaysia and China beginning early 2017. This was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, who is currently in China for…

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Malaysia Airlines Offers Fare Deal To Hong Kong

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) is offering a fare deal for its economy and business class in conjunction with the introduction of the Airbus 330 on the Kuala Lumpur-Hong Kong route. The all-in return economy class fare is RM788 and for business class, RM2,088. In a statement today, MAB said the special promotion…

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Malaysia Airlines, Boeing In US$5.5 Bln Deal To Purchase 50 737 Max Aircraft

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia Airlines Bhd and Boeing today inked a deal for 50 737 MAX aircraft with 25 firm orders and 25 purchase rights worth US$5.5 billion. Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Officer Peter Bellew said the deliveries will commence in 2019. “The deal is a game-changer for Malaysia Airlines with much lower costs and greater…

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Malaysia Airlines Flight Hit Turbulences, Injuring Passengers And Crew

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SEPANG – A Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) flight en route to Kuala Lumpur from London Heathrow was hit by severe turbulence when flying over the Bay of Bengal today, which left some passengers and crew suffering from minor injuries. In a statement Sunday, MAB said the small number of affected passengers and crew had been…

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Mueller: Malaysia Airlines Is On The Mend

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DUBLIN: The chief executive of Malaysia Airlines, turnaround specialist Christoph Mueller, said he was confident the carrier was on the road to recovery, but was coy about his own next move ahead of his departure in September. Mueller, who revived Aer Lingus when he was CEO of the Irish carrier between 2009 and 2015, said…

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Malaysian Laksa Now Available At Malaysia Airlines Lounge

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KUALA LUMPUR: Savour the rich flavours of Malaysia via Malaysia Airlines’s new Laksa Bar at its Golden, Regional and Domestic Lounges at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airline is offering four varieties of the traditional laksa dishes; the Curry Laksa, Laksa Johor, Penang Assam Laksa and Sarawak Laksa, as part of its move to introduce…

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Malaysia Airlines Gets Air Operator Certificate

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), which will allow the airline to take flight as MAB come Sept 1, 2015. In a statement today, Malaysia Airlines said with the AOC, MaAS would now be able to focus on transitioning to…

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Disaster-Hit Malaysia Airlines Offloads A380 Superjumbo Fleet

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KUALA LUMPUR: It seems big is no longer best for disaster-hit Malaysia Airlines — it’s said to be offloading its entire fleet of A380 superjumbos. Malaysia has struggled financially in the wake of twin tragedies in 2014, including the disappearance of flight MH370 and the shooting down of MH17 over Ukraine. Aviation website Leeham News,…

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