MAS Abandons Frankfurt-Kuala Lumpur Flight Operations

MAS discontinues Frankfurt - Kuala Lumpur route

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will be suspending its flight operations in Frankfurt. The last flight out of Frankfurt will be on 29th May 2015.

The measure is part of a restructuring process following a 12-point Recovery Plan outlined by Khazanah Nasional last year. Other withdrawals include the routes – Kuala Lumpur – Kunming (effective 30 April 2015), Kuala Lumpur – Krabi (effective 6 May 2015) and Kuala Lumpur – Kochi (effective 1 June 2015). Customers holding tickets to and from the affected routes will be eligible for a refund.

According to MAS Group CEO, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, “The Group is currently going through its most comprehensive restructuring towards rebuilding a national carrier that is relevant in a competitive market, sustainably profitable, and most of all, a national icon that all Malaysian can continue to be proud of.” According to Ahmad Jauhari the challenge is “to ensure MAS operates and utilizes its fleet at an optimum level, as well as to be able to maximize revenue on every route it flies. Unfortunately, MAS today continues to operate several unprofitable and low yield routes, with little passenger flow-through to other routes in the network. Operation of these very poor performing routes only adds to our worsening financial loss position as a network carrier.”

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