Malaysia Airlines boss Peter Bellew believes the carrier’s new A380 charter business – the first in the world offering superjumbos – could become the most significant part of the group’s business.
“I think it will do very well. I think it may well eclipse what we’re doing in terms of the main Malaysia Airlines,” the former Ryanair executive told the Irish Independent.
The airline, still in the midst of a turnaround, is hiving off its six A380s into a new entity that will begin operations in 2019. Mr Bellew has previously indicated that it will be targeted at offering seats to companies bringing Muslim pilgrims to events including the Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia.