The old Malaysia Airline System Berhad took its last flight last night, 31st August and took to the skies this morning 1st September as Malaysia Airlines Berhad. To mark the change, a small but symbolic walkabout over the two days by staff from various parts of the company, including CEO Christoph Mueller, saw the handing out of teddy bears to passengers arriving and departing through the airline’s home airport, KL International Airport (KLIA).
Apart from the teddy bears given to passengers, one lucky passenger on MH149, MAS’ last flight out to Melbourne last night, took home a pair of Business Class tickets. More of such tokens were presented to passengers on MAB’s first few flights on 1st September in KLIA including MH433 from Hong Kong and MH2605 from Kota Kinabalu.
In a statement issued today, CEO Christoph Mueller said, “We are very excited to welcome today, the start of our new company. We have been working hard for the past months to ensure a smooth and successful transition and we would like to thank our customers and airline partners for their continued support during this period.”
“As we celebrate the first of September as the national icon, we look forward to enhancing the inflight experience of our customers and embodying the reason to travel on us, which is to visit Malaysia.” he added.
With a recorded 89.8% on-time performance (OTP) on their first operational day, MAB is aiming for a seamless transition from MAS to MAB as it now focuses on stabilising operations to raise this to 100% on-time performance.
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