There are many many rumors and especially since in the last few days documents have been published, that when the former government re-nationalized MA
and started the restructuring, they left complete plans on how MA
should be restructured and bring it into a salable state. In fact if the money handed over to MA
was used for achieving these plans, the whole "illegal funding" issue would have been pointless, because the EU allows governments to pump money in case that money is used to turn the company around and in the end brings it out of the blacks and the end result is a sustainable company....but sadly the current government did nothing to achieve those goals, they only pumped in more money without any real concept...
Unfortunately I think whatever happens a new airline will have a very hard time reentering the market once again. It was a crime letting the old MA
pass without the new company starting on the very next day
|Quoting kl911 (Reply 4):|
If they will start a new carrier from scratch, new name, new people I will fully support them.
I agree with you, that whatever they do, it has to be fundamentally different. However the MA
brand is a very strong thing in this region, and it would be very big mistake to not build on the legacy it had!
Otherwise yes, it has to be a new thing. Different management thinking, much more efficient fleet and an even more efficient hub system. The market is there and the 2011 MA
proved that it is achievable. If they can regain the same market, but with an efficient fleet and streamlined staff numbers, maybe even improving on areas like services then I see no reason why a new MA
would not be successful.
A restructured MA
without the huge debt burden they had, would be a very serious competitor and could have a great advantage to all the other carriers still facing huge losses and inefficient operations (in fact the funny part is that OK
all run with bigger operating losses than what the old MA
had in 2011
I think that is probably the first thing we will agree in this thread. I flew way over 30 segments with Malev every year for many years now, and believe me MA
was nothing what you are trying to portray here on these forums. I think you had 1 or 2 unpleasant experience and that made you an MA
hater...or what is worse (and that is what I am beginning to see through your continuous MA
bashing and W6/FR praising) is that you work for W6 and your loyalty towards your company makes you spread BS
honestly mate, I had so much respect for you, and your comments on just about everything else, but you either have very little insight into Hungarian aviation, or you are very biased towards LCC airlines (especially W6 and FR