1 JUNE 2015
BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.
The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2019 Business Travel News Ltd.
All might well be revealed this week regarding its A380 prospects when Malaysia Airlines is expected to disclose future fleet plans. It has been placed in voluntary administration as part of a restructuring under its government owners.
Christoph Mueller, who joined from Irish national carrier Aer Lingus, said in his first interview since taking over as Chief Executive on 1 May that the reinvented company will be like a "start-up". A new name and livery are a possibility. Up for sale are at least two of the airline’s six A380 aircraft.
Last week British Airways introduced a daily Boeing 777 service on the Heathrow – Kuala Lumpur route in direct competition with Malaysia prompting suggestions that the two airlines, both members of oneworld, will undertake a codeshare, as is the case with Malaysia and American Airlines. BA feeding into the Malaysian hub would work well it is suggested.
"I'm hired to run the new company entirely on commercial terms and there's very little margin for error," Mueller told Reuters news agency.
"It's not a continuation of the old company in a new disguise, everything is new," he said. www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en.html
All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum
No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?