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MASEU: Just Cancel A380 Orders
KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Airlines System Employees Union (MASEU) has called on Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to just cancel the orders for the Airbus A380 aircraft.
"At the point of receiving the said aircraft in 2012, it would have become outdated in the airline industry," said MASEU Executive Secretary Mustafar Maarof in a statement on Thursday.
According to the union, MAS needs to change its business strategy and avoid following in the footsteps of other airline companies in the region.
"MAS can operate more comfortably and economically by building its business modus operandi in facing the stiff competition at the global level," Mustafar said.
Airbus was to have delivered the A380 in January 2007 but has had to postpone it to early 2012.
"This is something not aceptable in undertaking business in the airline industry.
"If MAS still decides to wait, then it will fail to update and draft a framework and business model in the new era of the airline industry," Mustafar noted.
From the perspective of labour laws, the MASEU said the A380 had changed the manner and rest hours of cabin crew on the aircraft.