Hello Alex McWhirter!
Further to what was reported by BT earlier, it makes sense for MAB to bring in a new aircraft to kick start their renewal program.
The new A350s will enable MAB to operate a more viable and competitive product into Europe – a market they’re certainly not abandoning – despite their apparent current focus on their regional Asia + Australia business.
Mueller is an experienced CEO and will no doubt be challenging the conservative management MH has had historically.
Interestingly, he’s chosen the same seat (Thomson Aero Vantage XL) for MH’s new A330 business class as he used at Aer Lingus. I’ve never tried it but it seems to be a practical configuration of single and double seats with about 90% direct aisle access.
It’s an exciting development for MH and I hope it works for them as well as acting a a launch pad for more changes to come.
This for an airline that’s had far more bad luck than its fair share.