AirFrance-KLM has offered to buy a 49% share of Malaysia Airlines. Japan Airlines has also offered to buy 25% and other airlines including Malindo and Air Asia have also offered to buy shares in the airline.
The Malaysian Government wants to ensure that any partner has the money to actively invest in the airline, and carry out the structural changes without upsetting the politically sensitive airline’s sponsors.
One of Malaysia Airlines biggest problems has been endless political interference and vested interests. At least two western airline expert directors have walked away after falling out with Malaysian politicians.