Malaysia Airlines CEO: Shutting down the carrier 'would be a wrong move'

3 June, 2019

Malaysia Airlines CEO Izham Ismail, during the 2019 IATA AGM and World Air Transport summit, said shutting down the carrier "would be a wrong move", adding it "might not be profitable, but organisations, stakeholders, companies that give services to Malaysia Airlines are profitable... That itself is a GDP positive" (Malay Mail, 02-Jun-2019). Mr Ismail said the group's focus is on strengthening premium services, as well as renewing and restructuring its ASEAN business proposition.