KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 – Following the missing of its aircraft with 239 people onboard, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) aims to reinstate its market reputation in a shorter period. MAS Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said normally other airlines would take six months to recover from its market reputation following any tragedy but MASintended to overcome it faster. He admitted that the unfortunate incident had affected the image of the airlines, but was optimistic at the same time that MAS could overcome the situation and would move forward. “We have a lot of work to do.
If you notice the experience of other airlines, it took about six months to recover from this kind of market reputation issues. “But we intend to do that, and we intend to it quicker,” he said. Ahmad Jauhari reiterated that he would not resign as he had a job to do following the disappearance of its aircraft. Asked by a foreign journalist if he had any intention to resign following the tragedy during a press conference here today, Ahmad remained calm and replied: “I have a job to do.” MH370, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, went off the radar screens on March 8 just one hour after taking off from KL International Airport at 12.41 am. The flight was supposed to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30 am on the same day.