Malaysia Airlines to make announcement following Bellew's exit


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines Bhd is set to make an announcement following the sudden departure of its chief executive officer Peter Bellew.

"The Malaysia Airlines Board of Directors will meet and an announcement will be made in due course," it said in a statement on Tuesday.

MAB assured customers that its operations and services would continue as normal despite Bellew's unexpected decision to rejoin former employer Ryanair as chief operations officer.

"Our commitment and priority remains with our customers. The turnaround of Malaysia Airlines remains on track and on schedule, as per the MAS Recovery Plan."

It was pointed out in the statement that Bellew had expressed his commitment to Malaysia Airlines when asked by reporters to comment on speculations that he would re-join Ryanair.

"He said that he was happy to be in Malaysia and that the turnaround of Malaysia Airlines would be 'the greatest achievement of my life'."

According to Ryanair, Bellew will be tasked with addressing a pilot staffing issue in the airlines that had led to thousands of flight cancellation.

Bellow, an Irishman, had became Malaysia Airlines Bhd CEO in July 2016 after joining as chief operating officer in 2015, following a nine-year stint at Ryanair.


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