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Malaysia Airlines says eyeing new airline for pilgrim flights
November 30, 2016 / 9:45 AM / 10 months ago

Malaysia Airlines says eyeing new airline for pilgrim flights

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines Berhad is finalising plans to form a new airline, utilising the six A380 aircraft it has, to service the Haj and Umrah market.

The national carrier said in a statement on Wednesday that it was already transporting Islamic pilgrims on charter flights to Saudi Arabia and was “in a good position to cater to increased passenger demand on this route”.

The group expects to record a loss for the year 2016, although significantly smaller than initially expected. It remains cautious in its 2017 outlook. (Reporting by Liz Lee; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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