Malaysia Airlines managing director Idris Jala became the first Malaysian to be elected to the International Air Transport Association’s Board of Governors.
“My election shows that MAS is gaining recognition and respect for the work we are doing in turning around our airline.
“This is an excellent opportunity for the airline to be involved in the key decisions impacting the airline industry as a whole.
"I would like to pay tribute to all Malaysia Airlines staff for their full and continued support of our business turnaround programme," Jala said.
IATA’s Board of Governor’s new chairman, Fernando Pinto, chief executive officer of TAP Portugal, welcomed Jala’s election to the board.
"Malaysia Airlines under Jala has made great progress in turning the corner. We are delighted to have him with us, and trust that his experience and invaluable insights would further strengthen the board," he said.
IATA is a trade association representing some 250 member airlines accounting for some 94% of the world’s air traffic.
Source : STAR
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