Christoph Mueller, the man who turned around Irish carrier Aer Lingus, seems to be working the same magic for Malaysia Airlines.
Mueller took the helm at Malaysia Airlines last year. The carrier last week said its revenue per available seat kilometre (RSK) had improved 10% year-on-year for the quarter ended February, the Business Times reported in Singapore.
Just days ago, Malaysia Airlines marked the start of its codeshare agreement with Emirates, with both carriers placing its codes on the Kuala Lumpur-Dubai route, as well as other routes under the codeshare agreement. The service to Dubai will be operated three times a day by a B777 and once a day with an A380.
Malaysia Airlines has disclosed that it is looking at acquiring extra A350s. It already has four A350-900s aircraft on order. The fuel-efficient A350 is a rival to Boeing’s B777 and has an excellent reputation.
Malaysian national investment firm Khazanah took Malaysia Airlines private late last year.
“We are focused on building momentum with our restructuring in 2016,” Mueller said in a statement.
Written by Peter Needham