Articles tagged “malaysia airlines”

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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?

3 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.

7 months 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.

9 months 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?

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Flight MH370 Search Is Resuming as Malaysian Government Gets Back on Board

Flight MH370 Search Is Resuming as Malaysian Government Gets Back on Board

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

The Malaysian government decided to do the right thing to continue to search for MH370 and hopefully solve the mystery. But Malaysia is also making sure the U.S. exploration company shoulders the financial risk.

1 year ago

Malaysia Airlines CEO Quits to Return to Ryanair

Malaysia Airlines CEO Quits to Return to Ryanair

Associated Press

Ryanair was obviously on the lookout for a safe pair of hands to help it though a difficult time. Bellew's decision looks like it will be a big loss for Malaysia Airlines and will mean it has to hunt for its third CEO in as many years.

2 years ago

Malaysia Flight MH370 Search Still an Option for Private Company That Would Take the Risk

Malaysia Flight MH370 Search Still an Option for Private Company That Would Take the Risk

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

The families and the rest of us, deserve an answer to what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. If a private company can get the job done and the fee isn't exhorbitant then the Malaysia government should get on board.

2 years ago

Malaysia Air Mulls New Aircraft Orders to Refresh a Tattered Brand

Malaysia Air Mulls New Aircraft Orders to Refresh a Tattered Brand

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Malaysia Airlines is mulling its options, including purchasing A330neos or Boeing 787 Dreamliners, or choosing to operate used aircraft, as the airline shows signs of recovering from its twin disasters of 2014.

2 years ago

Malaysia Airlines Focuses on Fuel Costs as Brand Recovers

Malaysia Airlines Focuses on Fuel Costs as Brand Recovers

Chong Pooi Koon, Bloomberg

Malaysia Airlines will gain if oil prices rise to $70 a barrel as forecast, thanks to price-hedging contracts it has bought. Those gains could help the company return to consistent profitability in 2018, after years of trouble.

2 years ago