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Malaysia Airlines gets second CEO halfway through restructuring

Malaysia Airlines jets at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia Airlines has promoted Chief Operating Officer Peter Bellew to chief executive effective Friday, a management change that comes amid the company's turnaround efforts.

The current CEO, Christoph Mueller, will go on leave until his term expires Sept. 9.

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