Malaysian Airlines is making the journey back to normalcy and the carrier announced progress was being made amidst a backdrop of external macro-economic fluctuations.The airline continues to consolidate its fleet and the partnership with Emirates has allowed the airline to completely retire its B777-200s fleet.
“We have seen a challenging quarter but I am pleased to see continued progress made in all key areas such as on-time performance and costs. Malaysia Airlines has been operating for six months now and although we have a long way to go and areas for improvement, we are making steady progress in the restructuring,” said Christoph Mueller, Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines Berhad.“We are focused on building momentum with our restructuring in 2016. Diligent execution on efficiency and tighter cost controls has already produced results which have seen us emerging leaner and more focused…” added Mueller.
On February 17, the airline hit a record 95% punctuality across all flights with 100% on domestic operations. There has been 10% improvement (year-on-year) in the revenue per available seat kilometre, as a result of route optimisation exercises. It will take delivery of the first of its four brand new Airbus A350-900s in October next year.