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Navigating the cloudy skies
Shalini Kumar | 01 Sep 2017 00:30
Malaysia Airlines’ fleet is also going through a revamp, with Bellew seeking good deals from Boeing and Airbus
When Peter Bellew took over as head honcho of Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) a year ago, he knew it would not be a walk in the park.

The new group MD/CEO had a set of issues waiting for him to tackle. The national airline was still grappling with the scars of the twin tragedies of MH370 and MH17 and a weak and fluctuating ringgit. The 52-year old Irishman also had to keep flight and inflight improvements within budget, while ensuring the airline’s turnaround was on track.

“It has been very tough but there are no regrets,” he tells FocusM. And things are starting to look up. There has been a recovery in terms of its loads on routes that were affected by the twin tragedies some three years ago.

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