Avoiding the jumbo in the MH cockpit

Jahabar Sadiq

Malaysia Airlines like many global airlines is suffering because of travel restrictions forced by Covid-19. The flag carrier is now embroiled in a suit filed by aircraft lessors. – AFP pic, October 16, 2020.

MALAYSIA Airlines is in the news again and as usual, for all the wrong reasons.

The national carrier again faces the risk of being grounded and shut down, five years after it shed 6,000 staff members and rebranded itself from Malaysian Airlines System to Malaysia Airlines Bhd – to avoid a shutdown following the two Boeing 777 incidents of 2014.

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  • It is an industry issue world-wide. High capex, high fixed cost and low margin business. MAB is the least efficient hence no amount of financial engineering will turn it around. Only by being leaner and more efficient than your peers.

    Posted 7 months ago by H. Mokhtar

  • Shahril why cant just do the honorable thing, just sell off the two outfits which has been bleeding all this while. The idea of having a good manager from abroad was done and past, not one but two of them. Why they left well the answer is well documented in the file, there was just too much condition and interference from Khazanah. No one is going to cry if you sell off the two outfits as for the employee they just need to bear until the new owner comes in but no one is going to hire the full 12,000 workforce. I do felt bad for the lower rung staff but I wont loose sleep for the supervisory staff and above. How long more do we need to pump public funds into them ha??? Do the right Shahril cut them loose period.

    Posted 7 months ago by Teruna Kelana

  • Khazanah should focus on fixing the problem called Malaysia Airlines that is burning a hole in its pocket. Emotional attachment to the national flag carrier should be the least of its concern right now. At the same time, the government should focus on fixing the aviation industry. One too many airlines flying around.

    Posted 7 months ago by Sameon says...