KLIA, 17 October 2017 - Malaysia Airlines takes note of the unexpected announcement by Ryanair Holdings PLC to the London Stock Exchange regarding CEO Peter Bellew. At a press conference with Malaysian and international media on 27 September 2017, Bellew had expressed his commitment to Malaysia Airlines when asked to comment on speculation that he would re-join Ryanair. He said that he was happy to be in Malaysia and that the turnaround of Malaysia Airlines would be "the greatest achievement of my life".
The Malaysia Airlines Board of Directors will meet and an announcement will be made in due course. Our operations and services continue as normal, and our commitment and priority remains with our customers. The turnaround of Malaysia Airlines remains on track and on schedule, as per the MAS Recovery Plan.