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A cursory glance at Asia’s presence at Farnborough this year

With just over 12 hours before the Farnborough air showkicks off in earnest – the Flightglobal team has already been working hard toproduce tomorrow’s show daily – I thought it would be good to outline the Asianpresence at the show this year. The most visible Asian presence is the Malaysia AirlinesA380, which dominates the static […]

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Malaysia Airlines A380 takes off for its maiden flight

Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) first Airbus A380 took off for its maiden flight on 20 October after completing final assembly and system tests in Tolouse, France. © Airbus Malaysia Airlines has six A380s on order, with initial deliveries planned to begin in the second quarter of 2012. It will be the eighth carrier to operate the […]

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Want to hear more from those airline CEOs at #IATAAGM?

The Airline Business team has had a busy few days covering the IATA 67th annual general meeting here in Singapore, where we put out three dailies. I had the opportunity to catch up with some airline CEOs on the sidelines of the meeting to find out what’s happening, and among them was Thai Airways International […]

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MAS rolls out iPad kiosks

Booking a flight with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) just got a bit cooler. Riding on the popularity of Apple’s iPad and iPhone, the airline is now offering passengers the ability to book flights and check in for them on the gadgets.The carrier unveiled their new iPad kiosks today, found at MAS’ ticket office in downtown Kuala […]

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New Malaysia Airlines CEO faces numerous challenges

It will be an interesting ride over the next few months for Azmil Zahruddin (above), who has been named as Malaysia Airlines’ new CEO after Idris Jala left to join the Malaysian government.Idris came on board in 2005 and has brought the airline on an even keel after years of losses. The Malaysian government did […]

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Badawi appointed MAS advisor

Malaysia Airlines has appointed former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi (above) as an advisor, giving him a non-executive position on the carrier’s board.It remains to be seen what kind of “contacts and experience” he will bring to the carrier, as MAS has said, and if he would help the airline to make the changes that […]

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MAS’ two brand strategy

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) next month is withdrawing from the Penang-Medan and the Kuala Lumpur-Macau routes. These are two routes where it faces stiff competition from low-cost carriers and once again highlights how MAS’ brief attempt last year to mimic low-cost carriers was always doomed to fail. There is no way MAS can compete if it tries to […]

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