Malaysia Airlines Bhd Chief Executive Officer Peter Bellew has been named the Travel Personality of the Year at the TTG Travel Awards 2017. Bellew was voted as the best in this category by the TTG editorial team and received the prestigious award at the gala dinner in Bangkok, last Thursday (28th September).
In a statement, Bellew said:
I am extremely honoured to have been recognised for this award. For Malaysia Airlines, these awards are huge milestones for us as we continue working hard to restore ourselves to our former glory.
The MAS CEO also didn’t want to take all the recognition on himself, but to share it with his team:
As with any award, individual or otherwise, the recognition is a collective one for the whole Malaysia Airlines family. I would like to thank my entire team of over 14,000 passionate and committed individuals who work tirelessly to ensure we remain on track in our journey towards both product and service excellence.
TTG Travel Awards are recognizing the top players in the Asia Pacific’s travel industry since 1989.
MAS Renews IOSA Certification
The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) has renewed Malaysia Airlines’ IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification for the seventh time since 2005.
A statement from the Malaysian carrier’s CEO Peter Bellew:
We have been IOSA certified since 2005 and maintaining safety standards has always been at the core of our existence at Malaysia Airlines. It is a never ending journey with total determination to ensure a safe and secure operational environment for our customers, staff and other stakeholders. It is ingrained in our day-to-day activities to always adhere to high safety standards, whether on ground or in the air.
MAS also said in a statement that it has successfully passed strict checks by the IATA.
IOSA is an internationally-recognized and accepted evaluation system and it is the global standard for airline safety management. Its goal is to gauge the carrier’s operational management and control system.
The IOSA audit looks at a variety of operations an airline conducts, including flight operations, flight dispatch, aircraft maintenance, aircraft engineering, operational control, cargo operations, security, ground handling and corporate management and organization.