SEPANG, Aug 28, 2015:

Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) today received its air operator certificate (AOC) from the Department of Civil Aviation at Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport in Putrajaya.

The AOC will allow Malaysia Airlines to take flight as MAB from Tuesday, Sept 1. To qualify for the AOC, MAB was required to undergo months of audit activities, which included airworthiness of the airline’s operations, aircraft maintenance, as well as regulatory conformity.

MAB chief executive officer designate Christoph Mueller said: “The AOC is a testament to all our staff at Malaysia Airlines who have been working hard to fulfil all the necessary requirements and specifications by DCA. We are very excited and focused on MAB’s take-off in September.”

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said: “This is an important milestone in the evolution of Malaysia’s national airline.

“The government of Malaysia is committed to ensure that the rejuvenated Malaysia Airlines will take off on a strong note. We hope to see more progress driven by the new entity especially in terms of service levels.”

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