Malaysia Airlines, the country’s national carrier, is optimistic of pulling off its five-year recovery plan to make the airlines profitable.
"The Government, the stakeholders, the OEMs and even the citizens of Malaysia are very hopeful that Malaysia Airlines will turn around into profitability soon.We are not out of the woods yet. We have lots of work to do, and 14,000 employees of MAB are working very hard to turn around this organization,” said Captain Izham, Malaysia Airlines Group CEO.
The airlines recently added the first Airbus A350-900 to its fleet and currently has six A350-900s on order, which is expected to arrive in stages until March next year.Malaysia is the first country in ASEAN to have A350-900s.
The A350-900 will fly the Kuala Lumpur-London service beginning Jan 15 next year.
According to a report Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani said MAB would be the first company to enjoy the "big ticket" Goods and Services Tax (GST) exemption, which was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri NajibTunRazak in Budget 2018.