Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) took on September 1st all the assets of the former Malaysia Airlines System, ushering a new era for the Malaysian national carrier.
On August 28, Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) officially gave an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB). The move helped MAB to take over all the activities of Malaysia Airlines System from September 1st, 2015.
MAB’s CEO Designate Christoph Mueller said, “We would like to thank the Director General of DCA, Dato’ Sri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman for this very important milestone. The AOC is a testament to all our staff at Malaysia Airlines who have been working hard to fulfill all the necessary requirements and specifications by DCA. We are very excited and focused on MAB’s take-off in September.”
Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport, said, “This is an important milestone in the evolution of Malaysia’s national airline. The government of Malaysia is committed to ensure that the rejuvenated Malaysia Airlines will take off on a strong note. We hope to see more progress driven by the new entity especially in terms of service levels.”
MAS’ Chairman Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof also said, “This is a start of a new beginning. MAB will endeavour to ensure our passengers are given the best of our services and we will persevere to build a sustainable national icon”.
On September 1st, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) CEO and senior management met and greeted passengers on the flight to Melbourne as well as to Penang. with a meet-and-greet session with passengers on Monday.
Chief executive officer Christoph Mueller declared: “We are very excited to welcome today, the start of our new company. We have been working hard for the past months to ensure a smooth and successful transition and we would like to thank our customers and airline partners for their continued support during this period”.
The new status will not impact the day-to-day operations of MAB with no changes to our current flights, schedules, reservations or operations.All tickets and reservations from MAS are honoured, while the frequent flyer programme Enrich programme remains in place with no changes in miles attribution and status. Similarly, there are no changes planned to MAB’s arrangements with its alliance partners, oneworld, or any of its business partners.
Christoph Mueller promised to enhance in-flight experiences for their customers.
Malaysia Airlines recently announced the appointment of two leadership positions – Nik Azli Abu Zahar as Executive Counsel with effect from 1st November 2015 and Charles D. McKee as Head of Marketing with effect from 14th September 2015.