Malaysia Airlines Plans July Order For 20 Widebody Aircraft

By Adrian Schofield Jun 18, 2022
The carrier “is at the tail end of the process” of negotiations with manufacturers, Malaysia Airlines CEO Izham Ismail tells Aviation Daily.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines Returns To Profit After Restructuring

By Chen Chuanren Apr 22, 2022
Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), the parent company of Malaysia Airlines, returned to profitability in 2021 thanks to a massive debt restructuring exercise and strong cargo performance.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways Deepen Cooperation

By Aaron Karp Feb 23, 2022
The carriers say passengers of each airline will gain access to a wider network.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines To Take 25 737 MAXs From Air Lease

By Victoria Moores Feb 15, 2022
Malaysia Airlines’ parent company has signed a long-term lease deal with U.S. lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC), covering 25 Boeing 737-8s.
On Location

Malaysia, Singapore Flag Carriers Restarting Codeshare Agreement

By Chen Chuanren Nov 18, 2021
Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines will restart a codeshare agreement signed in 2019 as their home countries plan to ease restrictions via vaccinated travel lane (VTL).
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines Targets A380 Exit, New Aircraft Orders

By Adrian Schofield May 04, 2021
Malaysia Airlines said it will phase out all its Airbus A380s in 2021 as part of its revised fleet plan, with medium-term plans to place new widebody orders to replace ageing aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors

Airbus, Malaysia Airlines Sign Five-Year Flight Hour Services Extension 

By Chen Chuanren Apr 08, 2021
Airbus and Malaysia Airlines have signed an agreement to extend an existing Flight Hour Services Components (FHS-C) contract for another five years. 
Maintenance & Training

Malaysia Airlines Achieves Key Restructuring Milestone

By Adrian Schofield Feb 23, 2021
Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG) has gained court approval of a deal to reduce lease liabilities, which clears the way for a broader restructuring and a further funding injection by the government.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways Near Restructuring Deals

By Adrian Schofield Jan 20, 2021
Two Southeast Asian flag-carriers are moving closer to completing major restructuring efforts that will help them reduce debt commitments and operate efficiently once demand returns.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines Says Restructuring Process Is Nearly Complete

By Adrian Schofield Jan 07, 2021
Malaysia Airlines appears to be inching closer to gaining approval from creditors for its sweeping debt restructuring plan.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Restructuring Means Big Changes For Southeast Asian Flag-Carriers

By Adrian Schofield Oct 23, 2020
Southeast Asia’s airline industry is being shaken up by a wave of restructuring programs prompted by the COVID-19 crisis, with most of the region’s flag-carriers looking to downsize to survive.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines Owner Mulls Exit If Debt Restructuring Fails

By Chen Chuanren Oct 09, 2020
Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), the holding company of Malaysia Airlines, is reported to have warned creditors and lessors that its owner, sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, will stop funding the flag-carrier should debt restructuring talks fail, which would push the airline into liquidation.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines Looks For More Funds As It Restructures Debts 

By Chen Chuanren Oct 02, 2020
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is hoping its owner, sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, will bail it out as the flag-carrier will otherwise run out of cash to pay lessors and suppliers after November, according to a Reuters report.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines Targets More Carrier Partnerships

Jul 13, 2020
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) plans to follow up its new partnership with Japan Airlines (JAL) by forming similar arrangements with other international carriers.
Airlines & Lessors

JAL, Malaysia Airlines Confirm Partnership Start

By Adrian Schofield Jul 10, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has not stopped Japan Airlines (JAL) and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) from launching their long-planned partnership on routes between their home countries.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Relaxes Restrictions, Khazanah Refutes Flag-Carrier Bailout Report

By Chen Chuanren Jun 12, 2020
Airlines in Malaysia are preparing to resume flights with 100% load factor as the country removes onboard social distancing measures.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines Chairman Appointed To Turn Around Flag-Carrier

By Chen Chuanren Jun 08, 2020
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has appointed the former CEO of the country’s petroleum company, Petronas, as chairman of Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB).
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines Domestic Operations Cease For A Day

By Chen Chuanren Apr 09, 2020
Malaysia Airlines temporarily suspended interstate service across peninsular Malaysia on April 8 after domestic flights were deemed to be operating at an uneconomical level following the country’s lockdown.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysian Regulator Cautions Airlines Seeking Government Aid

By Chen Chuanren Apr 07, 2020
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) is urging aviation stakeholders to only seek financial help from Malaysia’s government “as a last resort” with fiscal resources stretched amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Airlines & Lessors

Asian Airlines Scramble To React To Last-Minute Travel Bans

By Chen Chuanren Mar 18, 2020
Malaysia Airlines Berhad CEO Izham Ismail has said the hasty and unilateral decision to enforce a nationwide lockdown of Malaysia resulted in severe disruption to the flag carrier’s operations.
Airlines & Lessors

Malaysia Airlines Joins List Of Carriers Grounding A380s

By Adrian Schofield Mar 16, 2020
While Malaysia Airlines and other Asia-Pacific carriers have elected to ground Airbus A380s, some of the region’s airlines are continuing to operate…
Airlines & Lessors

Air France-KLM Rejects Report Of Malaysia Airlines Investment

By Adrian Schofield Jan 21, 2020
While Air France-KLM appears to have held discussions with Malaysia Airlines’ owners, it has rejected speculation that it is bidding to buy a major stake in the Malaysian carrier.
Air Transport