Malaysia Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, leased from Air Lease Corporation. The carrier becomes the 17th airline to operate the world’s newest, most modern and efficient twin engine widebody airliner.
Boeing and Malaysia Airlines Berhad have signed a memorandum of understanding for 16 airplanes during a ceremony at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington DC.
Oman Air and Malaysia Airlines have entered a code-share partnership opening up more international destinations to their customers. Oman Air’s passengers who currently enjoy direct flights to Kuala Lumpur will now be connected to more destinations in Malaysia, China and Australia.
A Malaysia Airlines flight has been forced to turn back to Melbourne Airport after a passenger attempted to enter the cockpit of the plane. The airline’s cabin crew, with the help of a passenger, restrained the assailant on board flight MH128 to Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad has reported booking accelerated in the last quarter thanks to a focus on the premium business traveller and all-inclusive economy fares.
Malaysia Airlines has become the first Malaysian carrier to receive the International Air Transport Association Fast Travel Green certificate in recognition of the airline’s efforts in making passengers’ travel more flexible and convenient via its self-service facilities.
Malaysia Airlines has reinforced its commitment to the Australian market off the back of a very successful third quarter. The carrier has confirmed the appointment of Donna Jones to the position of sales executive for Western Australia, Michaela Kemp as sales executive South Australia and the Northern Territory, and Melinda Voon as brand and communication manager.
Plaza Premium Group has teamed up with Malaysia Airlines in a lucrative new partnership which will see the group become the official lounge partner of the airline for an initial six-month period at London Heathrow Airport.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad has revealed the appointment of Yeoh Hock Thye as head of sales. He will take up the role on January 3rd, 2017. MAB chief executive, Peter Bellew said: “On behalf of the management team, I am pleased to welcome Yeoh to the Malaysia Airlines family.”
Malaysia Airlines has launched rapid expansion into China. Malaysia Airlines’ chief executive Peter Bellew explained: “Malaysia Airlines plans to triple our Chinese business over the next five years. I see potential for direct flights to 20 Chinese cities from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching by 2019.”