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Batik Air Appoints New CEO – Datuk Chandran Muthy

Batik Air announces the appointment of Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy as Chief Executive Officer as of February 1st, 2024.

This is not the first time Datuk Chandran Muthy will be serving in this role. Datuk Chandran was the first Chief Executive Officer of Batik Air, since its inception in 2013 to 2019.

During Datuk Chandran’s role as the first Chief Executive Officer, Batik Air used to be known as Malindo Air. Following this role, Datuk Chandran was promoted to the position of Group Strategy Director at Lion Air Group.

Datuk Chandran’s leadership has led to Batik Air making rapid progress due to the execution strategy while reporting a strong network expansion and improved service performance. Before this appointment, the role of Chief Executive Officer was filled up by Captain Mushafiz Mustafa Bakri.

Batik Air has garnered popularity, operating to several destinations globally as well as locally. Towards the end of 2023, Batik Air started new destinations, taking the airline to new heights. In its latest update, Batik Air connected travellers to the Maldives through direct flights.

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Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Welcomes First Guests!

Hawaiian Airlines has just marked the arrival of the inaugural flight of its new flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline, which is celebrating 93 years in 2024 is is the largest operator of commercial flights to and from the island state of Hawaii. Additionally, the airline is also the 24th-largest commercial airline in the United States.

The inaugural flight for Hawaiian Airlines’ new flagship aircraft Aircraft N781N has been named named Kapuahi. This name directly translated to a star known as Aldebaran in Western astronomy.

Today marks an incredible achievement for all of us at Hawaiian Airlines and I’d like to thank all of our teammates, Boeing and our many partners for helping us make this moment possible. Our 787-9 is a true flagship product that, when paired with the award-winning hospitality of our crew, will provide guests with an unforgettable Hawaiʻi travel experience, says Peter Ingram – president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.

The guests of the inaugural Hawaiian Airlines flight also had the lucky chance to be the first to watch the brand new safety video on the airline. The tag-line ‘Aloha and welcome aboard’ welcomes the passengers, as the crew talks through the safety procedures. The safety video also showcases the beauty of Hawaii, allowing travellers a first glimpse into the beautiful island.

A Look Into the Cabins of Hawaiian Airlines

The 34 Leihōkū (garland of stars) suites of the airline features lie-flat seating. With this, Hawaiian Airlines welcome travelers with an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen, as well as personal power outlets, wireless cell phone charging, and direct aisle access. The suites also offers privacy or a shared experience, allowing couples to fall asleep.

The main cabin consists of 266 Collins Aerospace Aspire seats with ergonomically contoured back and armrests. This seat can be maximized into a living space, offering more shoulder and hip room. Additionally, the cabin also features a 12-inch seatback monitor with USB-A and USB-C charging ports. Main Cabin guests can also select from 79 Extra Comfort seats to enjoy more legroom and access to AC power outlets.

Hawaii has been an increasingly popular destination among travellers. As of recent, Hawaii has yet again picked up its popularity as a dream wedding destination as well. Travellers who love the islands compare it to other beach destinations such as The Maldives.

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