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  1. Should be feasible enough but the passengers who got their flights rescheduled would probably be pissed. Sometimes passengers get shoved for a 4am on a330 departure back to KUL from the original 8pm departure yikes.. There were also cases for BKI where pax turn up for the flight(rescheduled 1day earlier by system due to operational requirement with only 9 hour notice) only for counter to inform the flight for the day was overbooked and the next flight with seats is days away which is crazy. All was offered was the standard credit refund. Firefly will be taking some of MH's aircraft but not all. The good news is they'll be mostly the 737s without the Signature cabin and IFE. Funniest story popping around is one aircraft 9M-FFF would be around til 2027 which is crazy. The ex air berlin had to go as it was the most widely complained aircraft by passengers and crew. Imagine flying on a 10.5hour sector and it has no chiller for salads etc and medical+safety equipment location on all 6 aircrafts are all different. The 330 replacement all depends on whether MH wants long term gains or immediate gains. The startup required to fly the 330neo is significantly lower with the current 330 ceo crew already having commonality plus the range is also good enough. The 787-9 on the other hand sports better fuel economics and OEW parking charges over the 330neo but conversion training initially might be costly, however there were rumors about that Boeing has agreed to offset some of the initial batches of crew training and has offered physical simulator FOC. The seats vendor for 9abreast have also improved as majority are now offering 17.7-18.0inches width+32inch legroom as standard compared to fix 17inches width years ago. Cockpit functionality itself the a330neo lacks some of the perks already seen installed as standard equipped on post delivered 2005 737NGs. Something airbus has been reluctant to add on the new a320neo +a330neo but has it standard equipped on a350 and a380. The 787 makes more operational sense in the long run. All in all management, Ops, engineering has a say but the all final decision is actually the Board(How much the msian gov wants to put the unnecessary loopsided national agenda over actual operational requirement) and CEO. In the past over the years any sane strategy has always been overlooked by the Board. While It is said it has these sort of bureaucracy nonsense has improved significantly, me seeing through 3 different Govs and their motives on handling so many things, this is still decades away. Gov can't even maintain a so called national zoo, national defense asset for air force+navy sovereign are severely ageing overdue but the gov have no issue increasing allocation for Islamic affairs during the pandemic by billions but refuse to do anything with airasia, MAG, Malindo.
  2. Mixture of shortage and aircraft issue for MH. Same was reported by Airasia and its still ongoing til this day 2 A333 from airasia x being subbed inconsistently for domestics. Drawback of people complaining of price being expensive and gov asking airlines to reactivate grounded aircrafts asap prior to holiday to allow more seats and lower prices but crew are not ready and aircraft being reactivated has higher chance of tech issue. Last heard more than 50% of KUL based crew who opted unpaid leave have their type rating license expired(No idea why the airlines never bothered to get their annual base check recurrency on schedule during 2021). Now the queue to get their sim session appointment is super long. Malaysia only has 4 a320sims, 2 B737NG, 1 A330(Not MAB that sim is based on 1998 circa CRT monitor A333 and has a lot of limitation) simulators available its a super long wait. Sending crew overseas also is a long wait as the other airlines are also clogging up their own sim slots. Airlines in msia are also overselling seats and do not honor the actual amount of seats on day of travel due to logistics(Ignoring on whats really happening on operational level) and this is their so called half scam attempt to cope with rising operating costs while all our weak gov could do is give out empty barks with 0 financial input. Expect the issue to persist until mid August unfortunately. Business folks who are in very need of fix appointment and business dealings are advised to double check the most reliable flight time and to avoid low fare classes on all 3 airlines for the time being lol.
  3. I got a glimpse of the so called recovery plan(but knowing mh the plans are never fix). With ktm, hnd, nearby asean like cgk, dps being upgauge and few new destinations being primed, they need 33 widebody aircraft(minus the 3 freighters) while narrowbody is downsizing to 30-35planes. 2-3 a330s(majority 332s) leaving next year while 1 or more new widebodies aircraft are scheduled to enter the fleet at that year as well. It also seems all a332s are to exit the fleet asap compared to a333s. More than half of mh current a333 would not have their leases renewed(very adamant) but a small fleet of them are to be retained until 2027 max. Its very likely mh would order this 20 widebody aircraft they'll be supplement by the leftover 333s and 6 a350s to meet the 33 aircraft requirement. Would have to wait this coming july to see what aircraft it chooses(still 787-9 vs a330-900neo apparently). Also it seems mh might be getting the replacement aircraft within 1 year of ordering quite possibly it might be ntu frames. Note also the so called replacement thing has been dragging since early 2019. If MH ops to delay again it will be behind again. Garuda just got their restructuring in check and they've begun talking to Boeing and Airbus regarding ntu frames lying around while Thai is also back on track and is doing the same and retaining 6 b777-200ER which were supposed to be disposed as temporary adhoc.
  4. Many said the same. But in Malaysia and almost everywhere else around the world once airlines even the so called national airlines with subpar full service starts tossing dodgy dirt cheap fares Malaysians and backpackers forget everything. Then when s#1t hits the fan everyone starts yapping how dodgy the business tactics company x and y is yet nobody bother to think why to buy such no frills ticket in the first place.
  5. I don't think any entrepreneur, founders and ceo would ever put a cent as a guarantor on a very huge company even if its a company that was build by them. One thing though, part of this loan was meant to be used for refunding passengers and keeping its crew guess that was not their priority. Repayment schedule as well is too quick for capital a standards.
  6. Yes those 3 and If not mistake they have 3 max 8 coming this year. Next year another 6
  7. Afaik ALC has no max 10 on its order book until 2025. Mab Initial 25 looks like will be fix max 8 which does not sport the lie flat seat in business class. Very likely the max 10(very much needed for secondary indian routes asap) will be from the optional boeing order and will only enter the fleet quite later than anticipated.
  8. Add one Melaka air. Supposedly a scheduled airline using firefly atr72. Charter payment dispute with firefly, operation didnt last a year.
  9. Should be more reliable than Rayani's 2 b734 that started to have loads of mechanical issues in just 1 month. Still it is very likely Myairlines would be more professional to not overburdened its old airbuses with hefty amount frequency duty. Only thing that bothers me is the capital of MYR2mil would not be sufficient enough during the pandemic.
  10. Rumored was a Medevec flight covered by insurance. Probably the first time I've heard widebody aircraft being chartered by insurance instead of the typical gulfstream/challenger privates jet. In BKI Prudential was known to fly learjet for Indonesians seeking cancer treatment in Gleaneagles. In MKZ it was the older gulfstream iv for Mahkota medical also for indonesians.
  11. Looks like back on domestic now heading to kch as AK5206.
  12. Seems to be discontinued for now. Last seen on a test flight circling above penang yesterday.
  13. A333 scheduled until end of March 2022 now. Saw some pictures online Aerodarat has brought in the proper pushback tow truck, taller stairs etc. Aircraft also will now also park at gate 1 with jetway connected no more side park and self taxi out. Unfortunately gate 2 will be disabled when it is parked.
  14. 9M-VVA scheduled for double daily AK KCH run tomorrow onwards.
  15. Am not sure what Airasia Groups Gameplan is but the excess expansion tactic since 2015 is what caused the current issues even without the pandemic. Was already worried when D7 ordered 50 widebody aircraft then revising it to 75 and then revising it again up to a crazy 100 and now down to a quarter of what it plans to order. D7 with Thai aax itself can only hold at most 30 planes. For them to operate 100 with their optimistic approach back then was never feasible unless they anticipate competing Lccs and full service airlines to closeshop.
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