Malaysia Airlines counts on China

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 23, 2017 13:40

Malaysia Airlines counts on China

Speaking to the South China Morning Post, chief executive of Malaysia Airlines, Peter Bellew, has stated that the carrier intends to add nine new routes to mainland China this year, including to Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Haikou and Nanjing. The carrier will also boost existing flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong. The airline is seeking to relaunch its brand following the loss of two aircraft.

“I think the Chinese have forgiven us for what has happened,” Bellew said to the newspaper, adding that senior aviation officials in China had backed the company’s plans.

The airline is also expanded capacity on its Kuala Lumpur-Hong Kong route, with a bigger plane for one of its three flights between the cities each day, more economy class seats and lie-flat business class beds.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 23, 2017 13:40