Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) has announced that MAS will be “reviewing its European and Middle Eastern routes to focus on network contribution and profitability”.

According to The Rakyat Post, Malaysia Airlines Bhd shareholder Khazanah Nasional Berhad has mentioned that its new plans for MAS will focus more towards domestic and regional routes that are more profitable.

Khazanah also noted that the choice of aircrafts deployed on these routes is also a key contributor to the airline’s performance.

“Existing routes are therefore being carefully evaluated and where routes are not in line with these objectives, cancellations shall be considered,” said MAS shareholder Khazanah Nasional Bhd.”

“A recalibration of aircraft suitability would ensure optimisation of profitability while minimising costs.”

Last year, Khazanah mentioned that staff retrenchment could involve up to 6,000 persons. Therefore right now least 1,300 staffs from Subang has been confirmed to be transferred this coming May to KLIA’s support facility building.

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