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M'sia Airlines to cater to pilgrims

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Berhad is finalising plans to form a new airline, utilising its six A380 aircraft to service the Haj and Umrah market.

The national carrier said in a statement yesterday 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 this year, although significantly smaller than initially expected.

It remains cautious in its outlook for next year. - REUTERS

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