Taking the reins of a troubled carrier is familiar territory for the German executive, who engineered the turnaround of Ireland’s Aer Lingus. In a 2011 Airline Business interview, Mueller said that when he took charge of the Irish flag carrier in 2009, it resembled a patient in an emergency room, haemorrhaging cash. He may well feel a sense of déjà vu when he formally steps into the MAS role, likely during April or May this year.
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