KUALA LUMPUR Nov 30 Malaysia Airlines Berhad is
finalising plans to form a new airline, utilising the six A380
aircraft it has, to service the Haj and Umrah market.
The national carrier said in a statement on Wednesday that
it was already transporting Islamic pilgrims on charter flights
to Saudi Arabia and was "in a good position to cater to
increased passenger demand on this route".
The group expects to record a loss for the year 2016,
although significantly smaller than initially expected. It
remains cautious in its 2017 outlook.
(Reporting by Liz Lee; Editing by Himani Sarkar)