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Riot Speaks On 3,600 Laid-Off MAS Staff

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Human Resources Ministry said it is not required by law to explain the delay in taking up the cases of 3,600 retrenched Malaysia Airlines staff to the Industrial Court. Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem nonetheless said that the ministry, through the Industrial Relations Department, had sent out letters to the…

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MAS Has Financial Capacity To Buy Jets

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KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) has the financial capacity, backed by a solid shareholder in Khazanah Nasional Bhd, to buy the 16 aircraft it has committed with American aircraft maker Boeing, analysts said. “Although MAB does not reveal its financial account, we assume Khazanah can help MAB with regards to financing,” Maybank Investment Bank…

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Newlook MASwings Aicrafts To Be Ready By November

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KOTA KINABALU – Passengers of regional community carrier, MASwings, can expect to fly in newly refurbished aircrafts before the end of the year. Cabin refurbishment on all its ten ATR aircrafts, as part of the airline’s year of repair programme this year, is expected to be completed by November . Its chief executive officer Aminuddin…

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MH725 Experiences Damaged Tyre, Lands Safely In Jakarta

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines Flight MH725 from Kuala Lumpur experienced a damaged tyre upon landing at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta amidst heavy rain today but the plane taxied safely, according to a statement published by the airline on its Facebook . It said no passengers or crew were injured. “Malaysia Airlines apologises for any…

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MAS Flight Diverted Due To Disruptive Passenger

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A Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur was diverted back to Melbourne 20 minutes after take-off because of a disruptive passenger. MH128, which took off from Tullamarine Airport at 11.11pm local time, was to arrive at Kuala Lumpur at 5.28am today. A MAS statement yesterday said the flight turned back to Melbourne “after…

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MAS Aircraft Tyres Deflated After Landing At KLIA

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SEPANG – Malaysia Airlines flight MH726 from Jakarta has two of its tyres deflated after landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today. The 7.13 am incident, involving a Boeing 738 aircraft, has caused the Runway 2 at KLIA to be closed. Malaysia Airlines in a statement today said passengers and crew in the aircraft…

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MAS Not Cutting Fares

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) ended 2016 flying more passengers and cutting its losses by half. The airline, which was taken private in August 2014, is seeing average load factors of up to 74% and feels that the fares it charges customers are already competitive enough by the rise in passenger traffic. According to…

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MAS Plane To Colombo Turns Back To KLIA

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH179 en route to Colombo on Thursday made a turn back to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) due to technical problems. MAS said the aircraft, which departed from KLIA at 10.10pm, was forced to turn back when its auxiliary power unit (APU) was unable to start. “The aircraft landed uneventfully…

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Malaysia Airlines Bookings Jump

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) has benefitted from a combination of aggressive marketing strategy and the adjustment in passenger service charges (PSC) for flights within the Asean region. Forward bookings at MAS for the next six months are 50% more than a year ago, said its group chief executive officer Peter Bellew. “The airline…

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Malaysia Airlines CEO Calls For Uniform Passenger Charges At KLIA, klia2

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) Chief Executive Officer Peter Bellew has reiterated his call for airport passenger service charges to be the same at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and KLIA2, saying the current charges are totally anti-competitive. He said the move was crucial for MAS to become profitable again as it needed a…

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Liow Welcomes MAS To Operate From KLIA2

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Government supports low-cost carriers and welcomes any such airline to operate from KLIA2, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. The Transport Minister was responding to criticisms by Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS) CEO Peter Bellew who described the RM33 difference in passenger tax for international passengers between KLIA and KLIA2 as “completely…

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Family Of Seven MH17 Passengers File Suit Against MAS

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KUALA LUMPUR: The next of kin of seven passengers of the ill-fated Flight MH17 have filed a civil suit against Malaysia Airlines for alleged breach of contract and negligence. The 11 plaintiffs filed the suit on behalf of four Indonesians and three Dutch nationals at the High Court registry here Friday. Counsel Dr S. Arunan…

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Malaysia Airlines Returns To The Black After Years Of Losses

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PETALING JAYA: After years of reporting losses, the new-look Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) has posted its first quarterly profit – a modest RM14mil – for the period between January to end-March this year. Group-wide, the profit was RM51mil before exceptional cost. This information on profit was spelt out by MAS’ outgoing chief executive officer Christoph…

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MAS Stewardesses To Don Farah Khan Designs

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It’s not only the airline that’s getting an overhaul – the uniforms are getting an upgrade as well. Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has announced a collaboration with local fashion brand Farah Khan that will see the brand’s creative director, Datuk Seri Farah Khan, design a slew of new looks for all divisions within the airline, from…

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Mueller’s Resignation Sparks Concerns Over MAS’ Recovery

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PETALING JAYA: The resignation of Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s (MAS) chief executive officer and managing director Christoph Mueller (pic) has raised concerns over efforts to turn around the national carrier. Malaysian Trades Union Congress’ secretary-general N. Gopal Kishnam said Mueller’s early exit would affect MAS’ parent company Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s restructuring plans for the airline. “Khazanah…

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Mueller’s Premature Exit Must Not Derail Malaysia Airlines’ Turnaround Plan

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KUALA LUMPUR: Christoph Mueller’s decision to leave Malaysia Airlines Bhd before his three-year contract as chief executive officer ends comes as a surpise, but his departure must not derail the national carrier’s turnaround plan and quest to chalk up profitability eventually. Understandably, the airline fraternity was taken aback by this piece of news as his…

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Malaysia Airlines Offers Buy-One-Get-One-Free Deal

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines is offering a Buy-One-Get-One-Free deal when customers purchase a first or business-class ticket from today until April 18, 2016. In a statement, Malaysia Airlines Bhd said the travel period starts immediately to November 30, 2016. “Passengers can now treat a companion to a complimentary journey and look forward to experience the…

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Malaysia Airlines Recommissions B747-400 Aircraft

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines today announced the re-commissioning of its B747-400 aircraft, inspired by the airline’s original livery. The retro livery, on the super jumbo of its time, reflects the airline’s long and illustrious history as the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines said. “The newly liveried aircraft, bringing the spirit of Malaysia Airlines’ proud history to…

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DCA Dismisses Rumour KL-Melbourne MAS Flight Went Missing

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Department of Civil Aviation today dismissed a rumour that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH149 went missing last night en route from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne, Australia. DCA director-general Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the flight landed safely in Melbourne at 5.21am (8.21am Australian time) today. The flight had taken off from…

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MAS Baggage Allowance Restored To Normal

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has restored the normal baggage allowance and the normal route for their flights to Europe. “All Malaysia Airlines’ flights from Kuala Lumpur to London, Paris and Amsterdam from tonight (Jan 6), will resume flying its normal route. Normal baggage allowance has also been restored. “Passengers are able to check in…

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MAB: Boeing 777 Pilots Not Being Asked To Quit

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) says none of its Boeing 777 pilots are being asked to leave the airlines as part of its restructuring exercise. In a statement on Monday, MAB said the rationalisation exercise would impact their pilots, but there were various options available to them, all of them voluntary. “Malaysia Airlines’ network…

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MAS Denies Ownership On Unclaimed Planes

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PETALING JAYA: Both Malaysia Airlines and Air Atlanta Icelandic have denied that they own the three aircraft left unclaimed at the KL International Airport (KLIA). Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has dispelled talk that it owned the aircraft, which were featured in newspaper advertisements on Dec 7. “If they were ours, we would have claimed them,” said…

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Malaysia Airlines’ Report Card Coming?

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MALAYSIA Airlines Bhd (MAB) is expected to release a progress report on how it has fared over the past three months of its existence. The report card may come out this week or early next week. It may want to tell the world that all is fine and dandy, so one can expect a positive…

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Malaysia Airlines Mueller Puts Last Touches To Asean Hub

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LONDON: Malaysia Airlines said a network restructuring aimed at establishing its base in Kuala Lumpur as a hub for travel to fast-growing regional economies including China and Vietnam is 90 percent complete. “We’re fine-tuning with regard to the frequency pattern, but the capacity-per-destination is fixed,” Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said Wednesday in an interview…

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Malaysia Airlines Offers Bonanza 50% Off All Tickets

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines is offering 50% discounts on all tickets in its Year-End Super Special Sales (YESS) starting today (Tuesday) until Oct 30. In a statement, the airline said the YESS campaign was for the travel period of Nov 1, 2015 until April 30, 2016 and available for immediate booking on its website. This…

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The Days Of MAS As Legasy Airline Are Over

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KUALA LUMPUR – The days of having a legacy airline for Malaysia are over and the restructured Malaysia Airlines (MAS) should from now operate strictly as a business entity, former Transport Minister Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat said today. He said although some segment of the country’s population might still be sentimental about MAS being…

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MH19 Landed At KLIA After Unscheduled Landing In India

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SEPANG – Malaysia Airlines flight MH19, which reportedly made an unscheduled landing in India early Thursday due to faulty lavatories, landed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here this morning. The airport screen showed that the Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur bound aircraft, which took off at 12.08pm on Wednesday from Amsterdam, landed at 10.37am in KLIA.…

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MAS To Offer 30-50 Pct Discount At Matta Fair

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will offer discounts of between 30 and 50 per cent on promotion tickets purchased during the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair in September. MAS Senior Manager Regional Sales, Kathleen Leong, said the national carrier will have a big presence via the travel agents at the…

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MAS Offers Customers Bargain Travel Deals

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is offering customers irresistible travel deals in conjunction with the Malaysia International Travel Mart (MITM), beginning today until Aug 17, 2015. In a statement today, MAS said travellers could enjoy great bargains on its domestic and international routes for immediate travel until Mar 31, 2016. The deals could be…

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Flaperon Confirmation A Major Breakthrough, Says MAS

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KUALA LUMPUR – Confirmation that the flaperon found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from MH370 is a major breakthrough in resolving the disappearance of the plane, Malaysia Airlines said. “We expect and hope that there would be more objects to be found which would be able to help resolve this mystery,” MAS…

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