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MAB A350-900 Regional Flights to PEN, BKK, SIN & BKI from 9 December 2017


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#1 Radzi

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:21 PM

MH is in shrinking mode. They'll probably axe AMS and CDG, leaving only LHR as the longhaul destination. The next furthest destinations will be JED and AKL, now served by A330.

 

Some A380 will soldier on to LHR until replaced by A350 sometimes in 2017.

 

These are the rumors that are making its round, from credible sources. 



#2 Mulyadir Fitri

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:55 PM

MH is in shrinking mode. They'll probably axe AMS and CDG, leaving only LHR as the longhaul destination. The next furthest destinations will be JED and AKL, now served by A330.
 
Some A380 will soldier on to LHR until replaced by A350 sometimes in 2017.
 
These are the rumors that are making its round, from credible sources. 

2017? D7's slots? Somebody needs to feed these rumours to AF. Get them to keep KUL

Edited by Mulyadir Fitri, 08 September 2015 - 06:56 PM.


#3 flee

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 07:22 PM

2017? D7's slots? Somebody needs to feed these rumours to AF. Get them to keep KUL

If AF is not around, there would be more pax for MH.

 

D7 slots - not so soon. But I suppose Airbus can make some adjustments to slot in two or three deliveries in 2017. However, not all of EK's cancelled order has been sold.



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Posted 09 September 2015 - 12:11 AM

MH is in shrinking mode. They'll probably axe AMS and CDG, leaving only LHR as the longhaul destination. The next furthest destinations will be JED and AKL, now served by A330.

 

Some A380 will soldier on to LHR until replaced by A350 sometimes in 2017.

 

These are the rumors that are making its round, from credible sources. 

Very interesting situation.

 

Based on this, it would appear that AMS and CDG is getting one final chance to be profitable for newco and if things don't work out, the routes will be scrapped.

 

If the A350 is only going to serve LHR, it will be a small order - maybe 4 or 5 frames.


BTW there are only 6 B777 operating for newco. 

A E L M P Q

This is more than the 4 that was originally mentioned.

 

It would appear that those parked outside the hangar do not belong to MAB.



#5 Ken K. Kour

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 07:37 PM

Malaysia Airlines has settled on the Airbus A350 as a cornerstone of its future fleet, signing a lease agreement for four of the advanced jets to begin flying from late 2017.

 

The A350-900s will be sourced through Air Lease Corporation, in a deal which also sees the Malaysian flag-carrier holding lease options for two more A350-900s as well as two A330-900neo aircraft. 

Source: AusBT

 

 

I suppose these will be replacements for the remaining 6 B772ER's to serve AMS/AKL/CDG? 



#6 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 07:54 PM

Finally...



#7 flee

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 08:03 PM

Malaysia Airlines signs lease agreement with Air Lease Corp for four Airbus planes

 

See: http://uk.reuters.co...N11G41N20150910


A.net discussion:

http://www.airliners...d.main/6494072/



#8 Lim Kar Yong

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:05 PM

Great. But just thought it is interesting to see 2 A339 as part of the lease option 



#9 flee

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:24 PM

My guess is that they will deploy those on the KUL-AKL route and evaluate whether they should order more later to replace the A333 fleet.



#10 Mushrif A

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:25 PM

Seems more like the A380 replacements to do primarily LHR...and options are there if CDG and AMS are still viable then.

#11 leon t

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:23 PM

oh MAS will lease 4  A350-900 from Air Lease Corp to be delivered in 2017 and 2018, and includes options for 2 more A359s and 2 A330-900 neo. 


dont think SQ traded in the A380s for other aircrafts - as SQ actually ordered think 5 more A380s, to replace its earlier built A380s in the next few years as the first of its A380  is 9 plus years old.



#12 leon t

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:15 PM

MAS will lease 4 A350-900s for delivery in 2017 and early 2018


Edited by leon t, 10 September 2015 - 11:15 PM.


#13 Josh T

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:15 AM

About time they made a commitment for the next generation aircraft! Glad they went with the A350.



#14 flee

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 09:02 AM

About time they made a commitment for the next generation aircraft! Glad they went with the A350.

This is just a small stop gap order because MH has neglected long term fleet planning in the past. It is also financially prudent to lease the aircraft prior to coming up with a more comprehensive fleet plan later. 

 

MH will now need to think of replacements for its B738s and A333s because any order placed now will need a minimum of 3-4 years to the first delivery.


It is probably better to continue leasing aircraft for their long haul routes as these are more risky than the short haul and regional routes.



#15 Vicknesh PS

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:34 AM

Agreed, this is a stop gap measure. They can't place a large order yet as they need to see how they new routes restructuring perform first.

Really sad to see Boeing losing out. Hopefully the 777x comes into play if we ever expand later.

#16 KK Lee

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:44 AM

Given A350 delivery slot is many years away, MH lease of A359 is not unexpected. If they intend to serve EU destinations profitably, MH will need to lease more perhaps A358 and 787.



#17 kandiah k

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:06 PM

What is the designated range for the A350s? Would it be feasible for regional flights too? 



#18 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:51 PM

What is the designated range for the A350s? Would it be feasible for regional flights too? 

 

A359 has a range of 7,500 nm on a 3-class, 300 pax config. It will be an overkill on regional flights.



#19 BC Tam

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:56 PM

 

A359 .... It will be an overkill on regional flights.

It won't be a first for MH to 'abuse' their long rangers on regional flights though  :)



#20 kandiah k

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:57 PM

 

A359 has a range of 7,500 nm on a 3-class, 300 pax config. It will be an overkill on regional flights.

 

Wow ok, thanks  :clapping:

 

I suppose AKL, SYD, NRT and possible US West Coast might work for them. :search: . 






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