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2 Daily Emirates A380 to Kuala Lumpur from 1 July 2016


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#41 J. Suri

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:35 AM

Finally a380 in KUL. Better late than never!

#42 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:55 AM

Wonderful news!

I was planning to return to KUL early this month with EK from JED, but ALL FLIGHTS from 26 June until 8 July 2011 do not have availability in Economy Class at all!!! Unsatisfied, I tried to split the booking into 2 separate bookings - JED-DXB and DXB-KUL - it was the DXB-KUL sector that do not have any availability in Y, forcing all tickets to be assigned as J or F. At that time I thought to myself, KUL is really due for a 4th daily flight or an upgrade to the A380. And I guess it just being reflected.

Really great news indeed!

#43 Mike P

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:41 AM

I noticed EK will also introduce DBX - MEL - AKL on A380 by March 2012. Does it mean they will terminate the MEL - KUL leg?

#44 Johan Z

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:44 AM

They seem to attack Australia/NZ from all possible angles.

#45 Raj

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:00 PM

I noticed EK will also introduce DBX - MEL - AKL on A380 by March 2012. Does it mean they will terminate the MEL - KUL leg?


They have two flights to MEL. One is routed via KUL, the other direct and extends on to AKL.

Edited by Raj, 24 July 2011 - 02:00 PM.


#46 Daniel Ng

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:56 PM

still subject to approval. I hope Malaysian authorities would not object to this...

#47 Josh T

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:23 PM

Wonderful news!

I was planning to return to KUL early this month with EK from JED, but ALL FLIGHTS from 26 June until 8 July 2011 do not have availability in Economy Class at all!!! Unsatisfied, I tried to split the booking into 2 separate bookings - JED-DXB and DXB-KUL - it was the DXB-KUL sector that do not have any availability in Y, forcing all tickets to be assigned as J or F. At that time I thought to myself, KUL is really due for a 4th daily flight or an upgrade to the A380. And I guess it just being reflected.

Really great news indeed!

I'm shocked that there's so much traffic between KUL and DXB and that EK have 3 daily flights and MH don't even have a daily flight??? :blink:

#48 KK Lee

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:09 PM

I'm shocked that there's so much traffic between KUL and DXB and that EK have 3 daily flights and MH don't even have a daily flight??? :blink:


Probably MH find KUL-DXB yield is too low or pax profile lack refinement to appreciate its 5 star service :pardon:

#49 filipeseda

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:13 PM

MH HAS daily flights to DXB or at least 6x per week. It's just that most of those flights are via Karachi or carry-on to other ME destinations. Check the MH website.

#50 Daniel Ng

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:59 PM

It's really sad. While EK is already moving towards sending the A380 to KUL...MH is still using the ancient A330, and can't even sustain a daily direct flight. <_<

#51 Fairul

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:33 PM

3 years overdue since the work for the expansion of A380 KLIA completed. Hope that MAHB will replace the ugly smarties sofas at upper level lounge for C17/C27/C37.

#52 Ariff A.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:50 PM

did AKL have 2 A380 flight??? :blink:

#53 Robert

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:17 AM

Its conformed on the EK website - EK346/7 now showing as A380

#54 Cheng Long

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:02 AM

It's really sad. While EK is already moving towards sending the A380 to KUL...MH is still using the ancient A330, and can't even sustain a daily direct flight. <_<


It seems like they have given up fighting against the Arab giant. Just let the giant stomps them all over. Better deploy their few resources elsewhere.

#55 JuliusWong

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:47 AM

It seems like they have given up fighting against the Arab giant. Just let the giant stomps them all over. Better deploy their few resources elsewhere.

Agree. With 90 A380s coming along and God-knows how many hundreds A350s and B787s, EK will kill every single airline virtually.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:38 PM

Well it is strange that the Malaysian govt. does not protect MH from the EK competition, yet on other routes, it severely limits other airlines from operating. Maybe EK should apply for KUL-SYD rights too! ;)

#57 Johan Z

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:07 PM

Well it is strange that the Malaysian govt. does not protect MH from the EK competition, yet on other routes, it severely limits other airlines from operating. Maybe EK should apply for KUL-SYD rights too! ;)

Like a Malay saying pilih bulu (or pilih kasih)

#58 Kris Kim

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:14 PM

They have two flights to MEL. One is routed via KUL, the other direct and extends on to AKL.


They have x3 Daily flights ex MEL

DXB-MEL-AKL
DXB-SIN-MEL
DXB-KUL-MEL

All operated with 77W equipment, but as mentioned, the DXB-KUL-MEL will get First suites instead of standard F soon. I thought the KUL leg was only temporary due to the arrival of both EY & QR into MEL and loads were lacking abit, but looks like it's doing quite well on KUL-MEL admits competition from MH & D7.

Malaysian love going to Melbourne? Is that why there's so much demand KUL-MEL? MH mentioned MEL as a possible A380 destination, what are the chances of seeing EK sending theirs on the route?

#59 filipeseda

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:28 PM

To answer questions on MH not being able to fill up its DXB service, I think we have to renind ourselves that it's safe to say that 70% of traffic in DXB is EK traffic. Also, EK is a non-allianced member, therefore making DXB an exclusive EK haven. Dubai is a giant construction-site. A good chunk of its slightly over 1 million inhabitants are foreign workers from the sub-continent and the super rich who would probably not want to spend a holiday in Europe, probably not M'sia given that its not a magnet for these high-flyers. Most DXB bound passengers are transit passengers. DXB is superbly located between Europe and Asia and you can pretty much reach every corner of the Earth from DXB. Thus, MH services to DXB would be for terminating passengers, where again the market is very small. EK can sustain 3 daily flights because MH has a lauzy network beyond Asia, and EKs reach is far more extensive. Futhermore, some of EKs flights originate from MEL, attracted more passangers travelling onwards to Europe. Also, M'sia does attract Arab businessmen and tourist who would naturally use DXB as a springboard to go elsewhere beyond the ME. Also, perhaps at a more micro level, passengers are simply drawn by EKs much newer aircraft and MHs ultra-outdated hardware. Having said that, SQ also shuns these ME routes with old aircraft for similar reasons due to smaller yields as it simply cannot compete with the ME big-boys, although they're slowly being replaced with the A333s and refurbished B773s (EY, EK & QR) However, the gap between the EK and SQ product vs the EK and MH product is much smaller. Of course, SQ is a much more widely known entity in the world outside SEA, in part due to SQs more aggressive adevertising and so on. Frankly, I don't think DXB is a huge loss to MH, but what is more shocking is that it is rather lacking on services to the ME on a whole, when M'sia does attract travellers from this part of world.

#60 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:24 AM

MH HAS daily flights to DXB or at least 6x per week. It's just that most of those flights are via Karachi or carry-on to other ME destinations. Check the MH website.

MH has 7 weekly flights to DXB, but no flight on day 3 (Wed) and 6 (Sat) but instead they have 2 flights on day 2 (Tue) and 5 (Fri) one of which goes non stop, the other stops in KHI.

1 4 1225X1720U MH160 330 CY 1 STOP
- - 2 5 7 1400X1700U MH162 332 CY NONSTOP
2 5 2359X0300*U MH154 332 CY NONSTOP



Well it is strange that the Malaysian govt. does not protect MH from the EK competition, yet on other routes, it severely limits other airlines from operating. Maybe EK should apply for KUL-SYD rights too! ;)

Like a Malay saying pilih bulu (or pilih kasih)

Also could be due to the old Malay hasad dengki syndrome that cannot stand one of its own succeed, they rather see others triumph but as long as it is not one of their own (in this case it's D7).




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