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A few notable changes for Sumer 2018:

 

1) MH launches (or resumes?) Hangzhou, China:

 

MH520 KUL1745 - 2300HGH 738 357

MH521 HGH2355 - 0535+1KUL 738 357

 

2) Kuala Lumpur - Tokyo Narita increase from 10 to 12 weekly wef 08MAY18 (additional frequency on day 24)

 

MH70 KUL0950 - 1800NRT 333 Dx16

MH71 NRT2125 - 0410+1KUL 333 Dx16

 

3) Kuala Lumpur - Tokyo Narita equipment change from 333 to 359 (beginning with MH88/89 and then MH70/71 as well). Sold as 3-cabin.

 

4) MH resumes Yogjakarta, Indonesia beginning June 2018 (not targeting leisure pax? No Friday/Saturday service):

 

MH857 KUL0945 - 1120JOG 738 1237

MH856 JOG1220 - 1555KUL 738 1237

 

5) Kuala Lumpur - Guangzhou equipment change from 738 to 333

 

6) Kuala Lumpur - Fuzhou will be suspended (currently served 3 weekly on 738)

 

7) Kuala Lumpur - Nanjing will be suspended (currently served 3 weekly on 738)

 

 

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Fuzhou and nanjing not well receive due to its unfavourable timings?

The timings aren't that bad for the people they cater most to, which I would imagine are Chinese travellers.

 

MH532 KUL1705 – 2230NKG 738 247

MH533 NKG2335 – 0520+1KUL 738 247

 

MH358 KUL1005 – 1445FOC 738 135

MH359 FOC1545 – 2040KUL 738 135

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Fuzhou and nanjing not well receive due to its unfavourable timings?

Or subsidy ended :p

 

Wow; my guess that NKG and FOC are seasonal routes?

 

Glad to see KUL-CAN upgraded to 333, and KUL-NRT upgraded to 359.

AFAIK, MH doesn't really do seasonal routes - they usually do it year-round (minus charters).

 

The NRT up gauge seems like a placeholder for the 3 remaining 359s. 3 is required for the 2 daily LHR, 1.7 more for NRT (MH 70/71 is 5 weekly) and they still have 1.3 left. Even with a daily AMS, MH can still operate 1 daily AMS/NRT and 2 daily LHR plus a 3-5 hour regional turn (HKG?) with 6 359s.

 

And of course MH hasn't updated its schedule for the ex-AB 332s which should free up even more 333s.

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Malaysia Airlines A350-900XWB aircraft to serve Tokyo Narita from 05MAY18, Auckland from 05AUG18

Now I know where I can easily redeem my 50K AA miles for MH P class :D

 

Initially thought they will use upcoming A332 for Auckland route. Hmm

They never said that. AUBT speculated that but that was denied by a member here (whom I assume works for MH) ;)

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A few more updates/corrections:

 

1) MH loaded its KUL-FOC/NKG schedules for Summer 2018. It seems like it won't go the way of WUH after all :)

 

2) KUL-CAN will be served initially by MH 333, but will switch to ex-AB 332 later

 

3) KUL-ICN will be increased from 10 to 12 weekly (additional day 57 ex-KUL and 16 ex-ICN on MH 38/39)

 

4) KUL-DEL equipment change from MH 333 services to ex-AB 332

 

5) KUL-DPS on MH 714/715 equipment change from 738 to ex-AB 332 (last summer was MH 333)

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Malaysia Airlines S18 service changes as of 08DEC17

 

Malaysia Airlines last week adjusted planned summer 2018 operation, effective from 25MAR18. The summer schedule sees the addition of 2 destinations, leased Airbus A330-200 aircraft, and expanded A350-900XWB service. Planned changes as of 08DEC17 as follow.

 

Details:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276131/malaysia-airlines-s18-service-changes-as-of-08dec17/

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I think it is better for MH to deploy the A359 to Japan because first and business class would be better appreciated! I suspect that the yields are good for Japanese routes.


It is probably more appropriate to switch AKL to the A332.

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Full changes here.

 

Other notable changes:

 

1) Kuala Lumpur - Dhaka MH 196/197 equipment change from 738 to 332

 

2) Kuala Lumpur - Hong Kong MH 78/79 equipment change from 738 to 332

 

3) Kuala Lumpur - Adelaide increase from 4 to 5 weekly

 

Still no signs of additional flights/capacity to MH Australia's stepchild - PER :p Neglected and delayed for the past few months :D

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Still no signs of additional flights/capacity to MH Australia's stepchild - PER :p Neglected and delayed for the past few months :D

 

If PER is MH Australia's stepchild, how about BNE? :rolleyes:

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HKG has had mixed fortune over the years, with everything from B777 to B738 and the seasonal A380. Now back to A332. Perhaps it has something to do with CX giving the route to KA, and MH felt that there is probably a chance to wrestle some market share by providing better equipment & service? From what I've read KA's service is nothing to shout about.

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HKG has had mixed fortune over the years, with everything from B777 to B738 and the seasonal A380. Now back to A332. Perhaps it has something to do with CX giving the route to KA, and MH felt that there is probably a chance to wrestle some market share by providing better equipment & service? From what I've read KA's service is nothing to shout about.

Not to mention B747 as well - remembered flying in the queen a few times to HKG!

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Based on the above, CAN, DEL, HKG, DPS will get the A332. Wonder which station wil get it next...

DAC. 1st 332 will do CAN and DAC. 2nd 332 will do DEL and DPS. 3rd is currently scheduled for HKG only since it RON at HKG.

 

 

Abandoned child ? :p

Maybe they are going to the adopting agency and pick it back up :p

 

AusBT suggests that the AKL 359 deployment is a mistake in the schedules and will be corrected, quoting an unamed Mh official

It sure looks like it. F have been zeroed out. I can't say I am surprised tho. August through October is hardly peak-travel season to/from NZ. "Let's splurge on a F class ticket and see wind-battered island" - says no one ever.

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MH will increase its frequency to SUB wef 17APR18 from 7 to 10 weekly:

 

MH873 KUL1315 - 1450SUB 738 246

MH872 SUB1550 - 1930KUL 738 246

And from 06MAY18, from 10 to 12 weekly:

MH873 KUL1315 - 1450SUB 738 x15

MH872 SUB1550 - 1930KUL 738 x15

Other changes:

- 350 removed from AKL MH 132/133 service (swapped back to 333), surplus of ~1 A350 with 12 weekly NRT and 14 weekly LHR service

- All 350 NRT flights (MH 70/71/88/89) will be sold as 3-cabin

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