Malaysia Airlines reported 2009 net income of MYR493.1 million ($147.5 million), double the MYR245.7 million profit earned in 2008, as a strong fourth quarter enabled it to overcome an uneven year in which it was in the red in the first and third quarters. MAS said its full-year profitability was attributable primarily to mark-to-market fuel hedge gains of MYR1.15 billion. For its fourth-quarter result, the carrier credited "aggressive domestic and global sales campaigns . . . coupled with ...

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