Join Leslie Hale and astrologer Liz Houle in this podcast for a discussion of Malaysia Airlines and their future. Companies, like people have natal charts and in this podcast we take a look at this company and why they have been beset with problems this past year and downed missing airline MH370-will it be found? What does the chart show and what does the future bring this besieged airline and its leadership?
2014 has been a difficult year for Malaysia Airlines, first they lost a plane (MH370 on March 8th - exactly 5 months ago!) then another plane (MH17) was shot down over the Ukraine.
In this show we will take a look at the "birth" chart for Malaysia Airlines. Using the chart of their first commercial flight on April 2, 1947 according to their website.
What does the chart for Malaysia Airlines show? Listen and find out!
Malaysian Airline System (MAS; Malay: Sistem Penerbangan Malaysia; branded as Malaysia Airlines) is a major airline operating flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and from secondary hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to destinations throughout Asia as well as a handful of destinations in Europe and Oceania. Malaysia Airlines is the flag carrier of Malaysia and majority ownership is held by the Malaysian government's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional. It is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance. The company's headquarters are located on the grounds of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor, Greater Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia Airlines owns two subsidiary airlines: Firefly and MASwings. Firefly operates scheduled flights from its two home bases Penang International Airport and Subang International Airport. The airline focuses on tertiary cities. MASwings focuses on inter-Borneo flights. Malaysia Airlines has a freighter fleet operated by MASkargo, which manages freighter flights and aircraft cargo-hold capacity for all Malaysia Airlines' passenger flights. MASCharter is another subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, operating charter flights using Malaysia Airlines' aircraft. Malaysia Airlines also provides aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and aircraft handling services to other companies.
The airline began as Malayan Airways Limited and flew its first commercial flight in 1947. A few years after Singapore's independence, the airline's assets were divided in 1972 to form Singaporean flag carrier Singapore Airlines and Malaysian flag carrier Malaysian Airlines System. Despite numerous awards from aviation industry, such as the prestigious five-star rating from Skytrax (2005-7, 2009, 2012–13; one of just seven airlines in the world with this rating in 2013) and recognition from the World Travel Awards as the leading airline in & to Asia (2010–11, 2013), the airline struggled to cut costs to compete with new, low-cost carriers in the region since the early 2000s. (from Wikipedia)