Monday, June 22, 2015

Malaysia Airlines appoints CEO for new ground handling subsidiary

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has appointed Mohd Nadziruddin Mohd Basri as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Malaysia Airlines Bhd's new subsidiary, MAB Ground Handling Services Sdn Bhd, effective Sept 1, 2015.

"Nadziruddin brings with him over 20 years of experience in airline operations, investment and finance.

"In his new position, Nadziruddin will focus on enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of ground handling services provided to our new airline's passengers and aircraft, as well as to third party airlines," MAS CEO Christoph Mueller said in a statement today.

Nadziruddin has been in MAS since late 2013 during which held the position of Chief Financial Officer until his appointment to lead the Restructuring Management Office as Chief Restructuring Officer in late 2014.

He had earlier served in MAS for six years as General Manager, Project Management and Assurance (2001-2004) and Senior General Manager, Airport Operations (2005-2007).

Nadziruddin holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

Source: Bernama | 22 June 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Malaysia Airlines appoints company secretary

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has appointed Datuk Sabrina Albakri Abu Bakar as company secretary, effective July 23, 2015.

Sabrina, a licensed company secretary, is presently group head, legal, secretarial and regulatory counsel in Pos Malaysia Bhd.

"I am pleased to welcome Sabrina to Malaysia Airlines. She brings over 22 years of experience in corporate roles within the legal and company secretarial functions.

"She will be fundamental in our ability to effectively manage internal and external stakeholders, as well as manage and coordinate our obligations as a responsible corporation," MAS chief executive officer, Christoph Mueller, said in a statement Friday.

Sabrina started her career as a legal practitioner before becoming an in-house legal advisor and company secretary in three public-listed companies.

Prior to Pos Malaysia, Sabrina was general manager, legal and secretarial at Sapura Technology Bhd.

Source: Bernama | 19 June 2015

Malaysia Airlines appoints Bellew new Chief Operations Officer

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has appointed Peter Bellew as its Chief Operations Officer (COO), effective Sept 1, 2015.

Peter will join MAS from Ryanair where he has served in roles with increasing responsibility since 2006.

"Most recently, he was the Director of Flight Operations for up to 72 bases, operating a total of 320 aircraft," said MAS in a statement here today.

Bellew was also previously Head of Sales and Marketing at Ryanair where he played a pivotal role in introducing new customer service initiatives, pan-European TV advertising, and positive press relations contributing to record sales.

Source: Bernama | 18 June 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Malaysia Airlines appoints Bellew new chief operations officer

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has appointed Peter Bellew as its Chief Operations Officer (COO), effective Sept 1, 2015.

Peter will join MAS from Ryanair where he has served in roles with increasing responsibility since 2006.

"Most recently, he was the Director of Flight Operations for up to 72 bases, operating a total of 320 aircraft," said MAS in a statement here today.

Bellew was also previously Head of Sales and Marketing at Ryanair where he played a pivotal role in introducing new customer service initiatives, pan-European TV advertising, and positive press relations contributing to record sales.

Source: Bernama | 18 June 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AirAsia, AirAsia X menang Anugerah Skytrax

Tony Fernandes, Rafidah, Aireen, dan Benyamin bersama kakitangan AirAsia dan AirAsia X semasa menerima anugerah di Paris.
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia dipilih sebagai Syarikat Penerbangan Tambang Rendah Terbaik Dunia dan Syarikat Penerbangan Tambang Rendah Terbaik Asia, manakala AirAsia X dipilih sebagai Syarikat Penerbangan Kos Rendah Kabin Premium Terbaik Dunia dan Syarikat Penerbangan Tambang Rendah Tempat Duduk Premium Terbaik pada majlis Anugerah Syarikat Penerbangan Dunia Skytrax.

Acara itu berlangsung di Pameran Udara Paris pada Selasa.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Kumpulan AirAsia Tan Sri Tony Fernandes serta Pengerusi AirAsia X Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, dan Pemangku CEO AirAsia X Benyamin Ismail hadir pada majlis itu untuk menerima anugerah.

Dalam satu kenyataan di sini hari ini, Fernandes berkata kejayaan memenangi anugerah terbaik buat kali ketujuh berturut-turut merupakan kejayaan hebat dan syarikat penerbangan itu akan terus melakukan inovasi dalam pelbagai aspek bagi memberikan pengalaman perjalanan yang hebat.

Skytrax, penanda aras kecemerlangan syarikat penerbangan dunia, merupakan anugerah paling berprestij dalam industri penerbangan menerusi 19 juta tinjauan membabitkan 160 negara.

Sumber: Bernama | 17 Jun 2015

MAS announces two leadership appointments

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has appointed Faridah Hashim as Head of Corporate Communications and Laurent Recoura as Head of Sales, effective July 1 and June 29, respectively.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of new leadership team members who will join us very soon and provide important input towards shaping our new airline," said MAS Chief Executive officer, Christoph Mueller in a statement here.

Faridah Hashim brings with her over 20 years of experience in corporate communications and management capacities and will be assisting the company in implementing strategic communication plans with its diverse stakeholders.

She joins Malaysia Airlines from her previous role as Head of Corporate Communications for Axiata Group Bhd.

MAS' new Head of Sales, Laurent Recoura, a French national, brings with him over 30 years of professional experience in the tourism and airline industry.

With a special focus on customer satisfaction and sales strategy in his previous roles, Laurent's priority for Malaysia Airlines will be the development and deployment of effective and customised sales and customer interaction and experience strategies.

Source: Bernama | Aviation | 17 June 2015

Fly Mojo dan Borneo Air dijangka peroleh AOC tidak lama lagi, Rayani Air tiada dalam senarai

Senarai pemegang ASL dan perkhidmatan yang ditawarkan. Sumber: Kementerian Pengangkutan Malaysia
SYARIKAT penerbangan Fly Mojo yang diumumkan penubuhannya pada Mac lepas secara prinsipnya telah memperoleh Lesen Perkhidmatan Udara (ASL) daripada Jabatan Penerbangan Awam Malaysia (DCA) dan begitu juga syarikat penerbangan Borneo Air. 

Kedua-dua syarikat penerbangan baharu ini sedang menjalani audit teknikal untuk mendapatkan Sijil Perakuan Pengendali Udara (AOC) juga daripada DCA sebelum kedua-duanya dapat beroperasi secara rasmi termasuk dapat memulakan penjualan tiket penerbangan. 

Namun begitu, syarikat penerbangan Rayani Air yang sebelum ini bercita-cita tinggi untuk menjadi pemain industri penerbangan tidak ada dalam senarai.

Perkara ini amat menghairankan orang ramai kerana selama ini Rayani Air sibuk mempromosikan bahawa mereka akan menawarkan perkhidmatan penerbangan terus dari Lapangan Terbang Melaka (LTM), Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Langkawi (LIA), dan Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ismail Petra Kota Bharu (LTSIP) melibatkan banyak destinasi domestik dan antarabangsa sejak pertengahan tahun lepas lagi dengan kempen 'coming soon' (akan datang).  

Terdapat lapan syarikat penerbangan yang memegang sijil ASL setakat ini, iaitu Malaysia Airlines (MAS) & MASkargo, AirAsia, AirAsia X, Malindo Air, Firefly, Raya Airways, MASwings, dan Berjaya Air.

Semakan melalui senarai pemegang lesen Permit Perkhidmatan Udara (ASP) pula juga mendapati Rayani Air juga tidak ada dalam senarai. 

Secara umumnya terdapat terdapat 22 syarikat penerbangan yang memegang lesen ASP di Malaysia. ASP merupakan lesen bagi perkhidmatan penerbangan tidak berjadual. Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila layari laman sesawang Kementerian Pengangkutan Malaysia, iaitu www.mot.gov.my.