MAS’ first A380 to land in KLIA Wednesday
TOULOUSE (France), May 29 — The world’s largest and most eco-efficient aircraft, the Airbus A380, is now in the hands of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and will touch down on Malaysian soil tomorrow at around 3pm.
MAS took delivery of its first A380 out of the six ordered yesterday and is the eighth operator of the passenger aircraft.
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See the Star report of 9 April 2012
Monday April 9, 2012
KLIA gears up to welcome MAS’ new A380 in June
By TERENCE TOH
TRAVELLERS flying Malaysia Airlines’ new A380 aircraft to London in July will be able to fly in style and comfort as the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has improved its facilities to accomodate the new aircraft’s arrival.
“Our modifications include widening the runway and the taxiway, and upgrading the pavement strength and ground service requirements,” said KLIA general manager Mohammad Suhaimi Abdul Mubin.
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To cut costs, MAS offers staff 2 years’ unpaid leave
KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has offered a maximum of two years of unpaid leave to its Malaysia-based employees as the flag carrier works out strategies to cut costs and seek RM6 billion to fund a re-fleeting programme after losing RM2.52 billion last year and aborting a share swap with competitor AirAsia.
The Malaysian Insider has sighted an email dated May 18, 2012 from the MAS Human Capital division giving all staff up to June 30, 2012 to apply for the “Voluntary Leave Programme (VLP) 2012”. The programme is only for permanent MAS employees, excluding those in the MASWings division, MASWings Sdn Bhd and Firefly.
MAS continues losses, but down from a year ago
KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 – Malaysia Airlines narrowed its losses to RM171 million after tax for its first quarter ending March 31, a 29 per cent reduction from the same period last year.
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MAS to raise over RM4b from bonds, loans
KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 – Malaysia Airlines (MAS) unveiled details of its critical fund raising exercise today consisting of RM2.5 billion in Islamic bonds, RM2 billion in bridging loans from commercial banks and proposals for a new state entity to pay for RM5.3 billion of pending aircraft delivery and lease them to MAS rather than own the planes outright.
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After breakup with AirAsia, MAS no longer flies with QPR
Loss-making Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has ended its multi-million ringgit shirt sponsorship deal with Queens Park Rangers, the English Premier League club owned by their former director Tan Sri Anthony Fernandes.
The reported RM18 million deal was initially set to last for two years after the flag carrier and AirAsia became joint jersey sponsors last September in a move that came just a month after the now discarded share swap between the two airlines.
The deal drew widespread criticism from business analysts and politicians from both sides of the divide with some warning that MAS, which later reported a record loss of RM2.5 billion for the financial year, was being dragged into AirAsia boss Fernandes’ “football fantasy.”
But the club announced on its website yesterday that Asia’s biggest budget carrier will now be its sole shirt sponsor for the upcoming 2012/3 English football season.
Friday May 18, 2012
Contrasting fortunes for MAS, AirAsia
By B.K. SIDHU
PETALING JAYA: It is going to be another quarter of losses for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) when it releases its first quarter 2012 results by month-end but its rival AirAsia Bhd will continue to grow its earnings amid rising jet fuel prices that is putting pressure on airlines’ margins.
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Will this bring better business for Malaysia Airlines?
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Malaysia Airlines posts loss
Malaysia Airlines says it lost 2.52 billion ringgit ($A780 million) last year largely due to soaring fuel costs, admitting the flag carrier is “in crisis” but confident of recovery.
The airline posted its fourth straight quarterly loss – this time of 1.28 billion ringgit for the quarter ending December 31. This compares to net profit of 226 million ringgit for that period a year ago.
Despite the loss, the carrier said revenue increased slightly two per cent, to 13.90 billion, and it carried 1.3 million more passengers compared to the previous year.