Malaysia Airlines chief executive to leave

Christoph Mueller to depart airline in September
Christoph Mueller, the former Lufthansa and Aer Lingus executive who took the helm at struggling Malaysia Airlines, will step down in September, well before his three-year contract comes to an end.
Malaysia Airlines said in a statement that its chief executive was departing due to “his changing personal circumstances”. He will serve a six-month notice period to September 2016, though he has expressed a wish to stay on as a non-executive director.
“We are very disappointed to lose Christoph as CEO but we fully understand his reasons and respect his need to do this,” chairman Md Nor Yusof said.
Mueller formally took on the chief executive position in May 2015, leading restructuring efforts after twin disasters in 2014, in March (MH370) and July (MH17).


Check Also

Qantas, branding, marketing, Lufthansa, KLM, United Airlines, livery, design, dreaming, dots, events, special, one-off

Airlines use custom liveries for special events

Qantas, United, KLM and Lufthansa have all revealed eye-catching new livery designs recently.

Boeing, Airbus, A340, dreamliner, goode, space, hidden, room, planes, design, crew, rest, relax

Many planes hide a ‘secret room’

Much of the vacant space on wide-body aircraft goes unused – but not all of it.

IAG, Level, Niki, Austria, airline, low-cost, Airbus, 787, dreamliner, A330, Walsh, profit, revenue, Vueling, BA, Iberia, quarter, capacity, year

IAG raises profits, rejects 787 for LCC

But results for Q4 worry industry analysts that it and other airlines are expanding capacity too quickly.

Frankfurt, charges, airlines, airport, Main, Hahn, low-cost, Ryanair, Lufthansa, base, aircraft

Ryanair shifts more routes to Frankfurt Airport

Planes are disappearing from Frankfurt-Hahn since the sale of the airport to China’s HNA Group.

Star Alliance, airlines, digital, technology, share, data, members, mobile, app, website, seat, book, interoperability

Star Alliance improves digital inter-usability

The alliance creates a digital services platform for customers using more than one member airline.

Infare, Harald Eisenaecher, appointment, management, Lufthansa, Sabre, airfare, pricing, intelligence, technology

Top executive joins Danish airfare intelligence firm

Danish provider of intelligence worldwide appoints Sabre and Lufthansa veteran.