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  2. P2cargo flights in tawau expected to persist until year end though as usual subject to change anytime. Probably will be based on how long domestic feeder flights will remain disconnected from tawau seeing how we're on the third wave covid now.
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  4. LTFM, Turkish Airlines 787-9 LTFM, TC-LLG, Turkish Airlines Boeing 787-9 LTFM, TC-LLI, Turkish Airlines Boeing 787-9 LTFM, TC-LND Turkish Airlines A330-300 LTFM general view to one of the aprons near terminals while approaching 35R LTFM, Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-231 TC-JTN
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  6. IATA: Air cargo demand reaches zenith in March https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/iata-air-cargo-demand-reaches-zenith-march
  7. Malaysia Aviation Group to accept 737 MAX jet deliveries from 2024 https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-aviation-group-accept-737-max-jet-deliveries-2024 Malaysia Airlines parent says 'never had’ M&A conversations with AirAsia amid Covid-19 https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-airlines-parent-says-never-had-ma-conversations-airasia-amid-covid19 Malaysia Airlines parent Malaysia Aviation Group denies mandating Goldman Sachs to guide aviation group's long-term business plan https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-airlines-parent-malaysia-aviation-group-denies-mandating-goldman-sachs-guide Malaysia Airlines owner Malaysia Aviation Group aims to break even by 2023 through Long Term Business Plan 2.0 — CEO https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-airlines-owner-malaysia-aviation-group-aims-breakeven-2023-through-long-term
  8. It looks like AirAsia X is on target to reduce their fleet - but I think they need to get rid of more planes because their flights have not resumed due to to Covid-19 not going away anytime soon. Under normal circumstances, they would have gone into liquidation. However, their owners seem to want to hold on....
  9. HS-XTD has flown from DMK to XMN on 30th April 2021 for pre-delivery check for World2Fly as EC-NOF. Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=2
  10. Update on new delivery: Airbus A320-251N MSN 10415 VT-ATH AirAsia India Delivery 30 April 2021 TLS-DEL Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4
  11. Thai AirAsia's capital restructuring is seen positive: MIDF Research https://www.nst.com.my/business/2021/04/686064/thai-airasias-capital-restructuring-seen-positive-midf-research https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/thai-airasia-restructuring-see-capital-injection-315-bil-baht KUALA LUMPUR (April 27): Asia Aviation Public Company Ltd's (AAV) board of directors has approved the resolutions of its subsidiary Thai AirAsia Co Ltd's (Thai AirAsia) corporate and capital restructuring plan, which will see a new investor providing a loan to the latter for a maximum amount of up to 3.15 billion baht (10 baht=RM1.31). Thai AirAsia is the main operating subsidiary of AAV, which is under low-cost airline AirAsia Group Bhd's stable of companies. AAV is the listed holding company of Thai AirAsia.
  12. AirAsia Group continues to accelerate A320ceo fleet retirement with following returned to lessors in recent months: MSN 2633 9M-AFB AirAsia Malaysia to Volotea as EC-NOY MSN 2656 9M-AFC AirAsia Malaysia to Laudamotion as 9H-LMT MSN 3576 HS-ABG Thai AirAsia to Volotea as EC-NON MSN 3679 HS-ABH Thai AirAsia MSN 3729 HS-ABI Thai AirAsia MSN 3765 PK-AXF Indonesia AirAsia to Volotea as EC-NOQ MSN 3963 PK-AXI Indonesia AirAsia to Volotea as EC-NOR MSN 4035 PK-AXJ Indonesia AirAsia to Volotea as EC-NOS Source: Skyliner-aviation.de, planespotters.net, IG
  13. Updating AirAsia X fleet news, following some lessors took back their aircraft, the following aircraft have left AirAsia Group: 1. 9M-XBD MSN713 -> Returned to lessor JLPS in July 2020, now converted to freighter at Dresden, Germany 2. HS-XTB MSN786 -> Returned to lessor AerCap in April 2021, re-registered as EC-NOG, currently in pre-delivery check in Singapore 3. HS-XTD MSN741 -> Returned to lessor AerCap in March 2021, re-registered as EC-NOF, currently location unknown 4. 9M-XXK MSN1433 -> Sold in April 2021, new owner unknown and currently stored at Nimes-Garons Airport, France 5. 9M-XXP MSN1481 -> Returned to lessor Aircastle in February 2021 and currently stored at Toowoomba Airport, Australia 6. 9M-XXY MSN1600 -> Returned to lessor Seraph Aviation in February 2021 and currently stored at Nimes-Garons Airport, France From its peak of 40 airframes, current A330-300ceo fleet stands at 32 with 1 pending for delivery HS-XTM for Thai AirAsia X. Rumour is swirling AirAsia X will return more A330-300ceo to lessors as Vietjet has picked some ex-AirAsia X airframe to launch their mid-long haul destinations. AirAsia X has rejected lease for 7 A330-900neo which have been completed and stored at Toulouse, France. Information Source: airliners.net, planespotters.net
  14. AirAsia X A330-343 9M-XXK left for Nimes, France for storage, reportedly sold. Update from Skyliner-aviation.de: Airbus A330-343 1433 9M-XXK AirAsia X Ferried 01 April 21 KUL-FNI on return to lessor ex F-WWCS https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9m-xxk AirAsiax previously appointed AMS Aircraft and Eastmerchant to sell 2 A330-300s (MSN1423 9M-XXJ and MSN1433 9M-XXK) Read More: http://www.avimeter.com/aircraft/airasiax-mandates-ams-aircraft-and-eastmerchant-to-sell-2-x-a330-300s © Avimeter
  15. That is so true! That has also brought in some rare traffic into TWU which you probably thought impossible in the past, such as this - Harimau Malaya A330! Photo Credit: Lensa Aviasi Tawau
  16. So refreshing to see MH responding to demand as and when necessary nowadays 🙂 Who would have thought this possible pre-Covid ? Probably would have expected the more nimble and responsive Air Asia to have done the necessary instead .....
  17. The schedule has been updated until mid of april, still plenty of opportunity to catch her at TWU😊
  18. Looks like the next flight is due tomorrow and this coming Saturday. However nothing is loaded for next week.
  19. More plane spotting photos at the inaugural flight event, photos credit: Lensa Aviasi Tawau
  20. Thanks for the info, Jahur.😀 It is quite a surprise and rare occasion that MAB allowed wide body aircraft operations in TWU as this tiny airport doesn't really support and operate wide body movement. I guess they have pushed it really hard to make it happen and a dream comes true for the spotters like us in Tawau. Anyway, here is a photo captured by my friend Lensa Aviasi Tawau, enjoy!
  21. Apparently the a333p2cargo will be 2x weekly doing TWU-HKG(Wednesday & Saturday) until Airasia and Malaysia Airlines restores optimum inter SDK/TWU/LHD feeder flights to BKI. As of now the fruit and seafood export supply chain is affected due to passenger airline frequency cuts from Movement order and foreign demand somehow is also peaking up. Usually Seafood and fruits exports are on multiple inter Sabah flights onboard atr72, 737s and a320s passenger belly(Each flight carrying 1tonne or so) flying into BKI then from there transferred to a Maskargo A332Fs or AK A320s flights to Hong Kong. At Hong Kong some of the items will be split up and flown on another dedicated air freight towards China and Japan. Before covid in rare cases the Japanese sometimes charter Private Jets to Bki Twu or SDK to pick up the goods. 😂
  22. Probably the most exciting news today for avgeeks in Tawau, TWU just welcomed the first ever wide body aircraft A333 at the apron today, operated as MasKargo P2C flight KUL-> KCH-> TWU-> HKG. https://www.theborneopost.com/2021/03/20/maskargo-launches-inaugural-tawau-hong-kong-flight/ 採用超大型A330-300空巴 湖港直飛貨運航線開跑 (for those who can read mandarin) Photo Credit: The Borneo Post. Aircraft registration number: 9M-MTA (not Harimau Malaya, unfortunately). More photos to follow.😁
  23. I seem to recall MH already committing to a fleet renewal. Then and10t went and cancelled it all.
  24. If Aircastle is concerned, next two to go will be 9M-XXW MSN 1596, and 9M-XXI MSN 1411
  25. Knowing mab ill probably head to nowhere with no concrete plan and heading with just 3.5bil to operation to sustain operation to 2025.
  26. So we know 3 planes (XXP, XXY and XBD) have left the D7 fleet - they said they want to return 5 planes to the lessors.
  27. Not surprising as D7 cannot pay. AirAsia X’s quarterly net loss narrows to RM174m - https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/airasia-xs-quarterly-net-loss-narrows-rm174m
  28. AirAsia X A330-343 9M-XXY MSN 1600 (stored at Nimes) & 9M-XXP MSN 1481 (stored at Toowoomba) have been repossessed by lessors.
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