• IP addresses are NOT logged in this forum so there's no point asking. Please note that this forum is full of homophobes, racists, lunatics, schizophrenics & absolute nut jobs with a smattering of geniuses, Chinese chauvinists, Moderate Muslims and last but not least a couple of "know-it-alls" constantly sprouting their dubious wisdom. If you believe that content generated by unsavory characters might cause you offense PLEASE LEAVE NOW! Sammyboy Admin and Staff are not responsible for your hurt feelings should you choose to read any of the content here.

    The OTHER forum is HERE so please stop asking.

Move to split up Malaysia-Singapore Airlines caused MAS’s decline: Malaysia Aviation Group managing director


Kum Gong Muud Bodohration excuse, LOL.

LANGKAWI: The emergence of low-cost carriers has not contributed to Malaysia Airlines’ decline, Malaysia Aviation Group managing director Izham Ismail said.

Rather, he blamed it on the 1972 decision by the Malaysian and Singapore governments to break up Malaysia-Singapore Airlines, into Malaysian Airline System or MAS (as it was known then) and Singapore Airlines.

The Malaysian government wanted to develop a domestic network, while the Singapore government wanted more international routes, he said during a Q&A session at Routes Asia 2024, hosted by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and Tourism Malaysia.

He said in deciding to split these two airlines “we set up MAS to fail on the very first day”.

He did not elaborate.

MAG is the parent company of the present Malaysia Airlines.

Izham went on to say that a robust network was needed to make Malaysia Airlines competitive again.

And now after 32 months, it has funds which he said could be used to reinvest.

He said they were currently reinvesting in hardware such as seats and upgrading their in-flight dining and cabin services.

He also said that its partnership with MAHB, which operates the airports nationwide, was the key to its progress.

Saying MAHB was making progress at KLIA and was on the right track, he hoped things would move faster so that travellers would want to stop in Malaysia.