The struggling airline is once again earning a profit, but has yet to find a long-term solution to its senior management woes.
Mueller had made solid gains in his short time at the airline. Malaysia Air would do well to find someone just like him.
Multiple tragedies and poor management have meant tough times for Malaysia Airlines these past few years, but it looks like the national carrier may be able to turn itself around by 2018.
After a double tragedy Malaysia Air couldn't take half measures to save itself. It appears that it didn't.
With Skyscanner's new funding and ample cash, the company sees itself as an acquirer over the next few months. Skyscanner believes a few modest acquisitions, increased marketing, and continued organic growth should do the trick. There won't be any quick, easy answers as this looks like a strategy for the long haul.
Skyscanner has more or less been a bootstrapper in metasearch, growing mostly organically and profitably for the last seven years. But its challenge has been how to get to the next level. It's unclear how much of a difference this latest funding round will make since a chunk of it will be used as a payout to existing investors.
It's not clear that aircraft are any safer following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines' Flight 370 more than a year and a half ago, and the continued search efforts should remind the industry to simultaneously strengthen security and tracking on planes.
It would have been great if the airlines had made more progress on a flight tracking system over this last year.
We'll wait to see what the researchers have to say.
Unmanaged growth and hyper-competition doesn't always make for the safest experience when you need to take the time to properly train the talent behind the controls.