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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airline System (MAS) known more commonly as Malaysia Airlines and Malaysia's national carrier, was the operator of flight MH370 which went missing on Saturday, 8 March 2014, and the operator of flight MH17 which was shot down over the Ukraine on Thursday, 17 July 2014

At the time of both these disasters, the CEO was Ahmad Jauhari Yahya. The Press Statements by Malaysia Airlines on Saturday, 8 March 2014 are not attributed until the 8th Media Statement at 02:43 pm by Ahmad Jauhari Yahya in his role as Group Chief Executive Officer (MAS)

Following these two tragedies, Malaysia Airlines suffered financially and was restructured. Some key dates are listed below. Overlapping dates are inevitable due to transition stages in the restructuring process.

The operating name of Malaysia Airlines has continued, so Malaysia Airlines (MAS) refers to the Malaysia Airline Systems Berhad as it was in the time of MH370 and MH17; and Malaysia Airlines (MAB) refers to the restructured company Malaysia Airlines Berhad.

Press Statements relating to MH370 and MH17 are no longer available on the Malaysia Airlines website.

Flight MH370

Media Statements - these are provided sequentially. The Minister for Transport, Hishamuddin Hussein, took control of the media from Sunday, 23 March 2014 but in the first 100 days there were at least 34 press statements from Malaysia Airlines.

Sources for each media statement are listed here.

Emergency Response
Malaysia Airlines published a record of the emergency response to the missing flight MH370 and released this statement at a press conference in Beijing.
Details Here

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 Fleet

Emergency Response Exercise
Three weeks prior to MH370’s disappearance, MAS conducted a full emergency response exercise. The scenario was a 737, departing Kuala Lumpur, which then had an engine failure and crashed in the Straights of Malacca.
More Detail

Previous Accidents and Incidents
A chronological list of Accidents and Incidents of Malaysia Airlines published by China Daily.

Malaysia Airlines - key dates
Malaysia Singapore Airlines was renamed Malaysian Airline System (MAS)
Ahmad Jauhari Yahya was appointed CEO of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) in September 2011.
Saturday, 8 March 2014
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 lost contact between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, continued to fly for several hours and is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian ocean.
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
Friday, 8 August 2014

Prime Minister Najib Razak announced changes to Malaysian Airline System Berhad as a necessary response to those two events.
The Statement and a summary of the process is linked here.

Friday, 7 November 2014
Malaysia Airlines Berhad was Incorporated.
Thursday, 1 January 2015
Christoph Mueller joined the board of Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) and became CEO-designate of the new airline on 1 March 2015.
Friday, 1 May 2015
Christoph Mueller replaced Ahmad Jauhari Yahya as managing director and CEO of MAS on Friday, 1 May 2015 Friday, 1 May 2015.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia's national carrier, welcomed the start of its new company Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB).
Thursday, 19 May 2016
The establishment of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) was announced.
Friday, 1 July 2016
Peter Bellew was appointed to lead the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) and Malaysia Airlines Berhad as Chief Executive Officer, following the resignation of Christoph Mueller
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) announced the appointment of Captain Izham Ismail as the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB).
Friday, 1 December 2017
Captain Izham assumed the role of GCEO upon the departure of Peter Bellew