Articles tagged “malaysia airlines”

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Executive Q&A: Dee Waddell from IBM on How Technology Must Converge to Deliver a Seamless Airline Experience

Executive Q&A: Dee Waddell from IBM on How Technology Must Converge to Deliver a Seamless Airline Experience

IBM + Skift

For airlines to deliver a seamless passenger experience, technology, people, and systems must connect on the back end.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Bans Any New Flights To and From Malaysia

U.S. Bans Any New Flights To and From Malaysia

Harry Suhartono, Will Davies and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Though the assessment focuses on the civil aviation authority, not individual airlines, this comes at a bad time for Malaysia Airlines, which is seeking new investors, and for AirAsia X if the low-cost, long-haul carrier plans to open new U.S. routes.

4 weeks ago

Japan Airlines Exploring Malaysia Airlines Investment

Japan Airlines Exploring Malaysia Airlines Investment

Chan Tien Hin, Bloomberg

It sounds like talks are at a very early stage, and given Malaysia Airlines troubled history, we shouldn't necessarily expect a firm bid.

3 months ago

Morgan Stanley Hired to Review Strategies for Malaysia Airlines

Morgan Stanley Hired to Review Strategies for Malaysia Airlines

Elffie Chew and Joyce Koh, Bloomberg

Morgan Stanley has been tasked to come up with strategic options for Malaysia Airlines. It’s a tough job, as the carrier has been behind the competition for years and there are political issues such as laying off staff.

5 months ago

Malaysia Airlines Gets 4 Proposals, Unlikely AirAsia Among the Offers

Malaysia Airlines Gets 4 Proposals, Unlikely AirAsia Among the Offers

Anisah Shukry, Bloomberg

Observers think AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes would be the best at turning around Malaysia Airlines. Too bad he has his eyes peeled on transforming his own airline into a technology company.

5 months ago

Malaysia Airlines Reaffirms View That the Idea of Flag Carriers Is Dead

Malaysia Airlines Reaffirms View That the Idea of Flag Carriers Is Dead

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

The idea of flag carriers in today's world of low-cost carriers and hybrid airlines is as dead as wood. Money-losing Malaysia Airlines, whose fate is being deliberated by its parent Khazanah, reignites and reaffirms that long-held view.

9 months ago

Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling Its Flag Carrier

Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling Its Flag Carrier

Anisah Shukry, Bloomberg

Malaysia's new government continues to look at ways to trim its huge deficit. National carrier Malaysia Airlines, which remains weak despite parent Khazanah pouring $1.5 billion to make it profitable, is a prime target.

9 months ago

Is Business Class Heading for an Upgrade?

Is Business Class Heading for an Upgrade?

Brian Sumers, Skift

We know first class is on the way out on routes between the biggest business cities. But do travelers want a better-than-business option at a reasonable price?

11 months ago

Chairman of Malaysia Airlines Reportedly Plans to Quit

Chairman of Malaysia Airlines Reportedly Plans to Quit

Elffie Chew, Bloomberg

The owner of Malaysia Airlines is sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional, which has been rumored to make it difficult for top bosses to institute needed changes. The country's recently elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is the fund's new chairman. It looks like the fund will need to find a new chairman for the airline soon.

1 year ago

Report Finds Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Manually Steered Off Course

Report Finds Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Manually Steered Off Course

Angus Whitley and Chong Pooi Koon, Bloomberg

It remains a mystery why this flight plunged into the ocean. But new regulations worldwide that begin in November will require a tighter tracking of all commercial aircraft. That will reduce the risk of a similar tragedy.

1 year ago

Planes Can Still Vanish Without a Trace Despite Lessons From Malaysia Airlines

Planes Can Still Vanish Without a Trace Despite Lessons From Malaysia Airlines

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

When our phones are stolen or lost, we can often track them in real time. But it will be decades before airlines can do the same with all of their planes. Kind of amazing, right?

2 years ago

Malaysia Air Finds a New Use for Its Surplus Superjumbos

Malaysia Air Finds a New Use for Its Surplus Superjumbos

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Once seen as the future of the airline industry, the A380 is now on life support. Airlines are going to have to come up with creative ways to make it viable.

2 years ago