To commemorate the celebration, the national carrier treated its staff to a special screening of ‘Tanda Putera’ at Malaysia Airlines Academy, Kelana Jaya. Besides that, the airline also presented the iCAN Lifetime Award to the Malaysia Airlines team that scaled the challenging Himalayas and made it to base camp, at 17,600 ft, on 18 September 2013.
Speaking at the event, Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said, “We have achieved so much in the past one year since we celebrated 40 years of being Malaysia Airlines and delivering 'Malaysian Hospitality' across our network.
Our journey began in 1972 when our airline's name became MAS and the challenge was set to elevate our Nation's name around the world and bring pride to all our countrymen and women. Today, Malaysia Airlines celebrates its 41st anniversary. In the world of aviation, being in business for this length of time is a milestone, a major achievement,” said Ahmad Jauhari.
In February 2013, Malaysia Airlines became a member of oneworld. This membership strategically places Malaysia Airlines firmly on the global aviation map as we are recognized by 11 of the biggest and best names in the global airline industry to be their gateway to South East Asia.
Malaysia Airlines marked the entry of its first A380 into the airline’s fleet by having its 5-Star Airline status renewed by Skytrax. The recognition comes at a time of great change within the national airline of Malaysia as it embarks on a series of improvements to repositioning it as a premium carrier.
To celebrate its 41st Anniversary, Malaysia Airlines will be organizing a series of staff engagement activities for one month including a Hazard Hunt where staff will be able to volunteer to audit and report on potentially harmful work environment, dinner session with staff and promote its iCAN campaign where staff will be encouraged to share their everyday extraordinary stories.