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


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#21 flee

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 04:12 PM

Press release:

 

 

SEPANG, Malaysia & LOS ANGELES, September 10, 2015 – Today Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) signed long-term lease agreements for four (4) new Airbus A350-900s. The transaction also includes a lease option for two additional A350-900s and two A330-900neo aircraft.

 
Powered by two Rolls Royce Trent XWB-84 engines, the A350-900 aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and will be delivered between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2018.
 
Malaysia Airlines CEO Christoph Mueller said, “We are excited to have this aircraft as part of our fleet. The A350 is the most technologically advanced aircraft and we are confident that it will deliver exceptional passenger comfort and improve the overall efficiency of our fleet.We are very pleased to partner with Air Lease Corporation on this strategic transaction,”
 
“ALC is honored to welcome Malaysia Airlines Berhad as our newest valued customer. We are confident that these aircraft will maximize Malaysia Airlines’ operations to help grow its business while simultaneously reducing its operating costs and emissions,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “ALC looks forward to building a strong long-term relationship with Malaysia Airlines Berhad in the future,” he added.

 


Hopefully the 777x comes into play if we ever expand later.

The B777X might be a little redundant, considering that they have just gotten rid of the A380s.

 

I think that as far as getting the lowest cost of operations as measured in CASK, MH will get low cost A330-900s for regional routes and A350-900s for long haul.

 

As for short to medium haul, Boeing 738Max and Airbus A321neos should be considered. A mix of the two might be ideal.


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.

A358 most likely will not be manufactured. 



#22 knasrul

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 03:26 AM

which livery will they choose to paint the a350....... :spiteful:



#23 S V Choong

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 12:56 PM

which livery will they choose to paint the a350....... :spiteful:

 

Not another "special" livery for the A350, I hope!



#24 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 07:49 PM

MH to introduce super economy and A350 to replace A380 on LHR

 

http://www.ainonline...don-a380s-a350s

 

Confirmation that London will be operated by the new leased 4 A350-900.



#25 Cire

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 05:43 PM

MAS is also looking at A350-900? 



#26 flee

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 05:51 PM

Malaysia Airlines weighs up more A350s as restructuring continues

 

Malaysia Airlines is considering buying more Airbus A350 widebodies and has seen a year-over-year 10% improvement in its revenue per available seat kilometer (RASM) for the quarter ended February, the company said Friday.

 

The airline has completed retirement of its Boeing 777-200s and is scheduled to take the first of four A350-900s in October 2017. The aircraft are being leased from Air Lease Corp.

 

“The airline is evaluating additional A350s in order to reach a critical fleet size, allowing standby aircraft for any scheduled maintenance and enabling future network expansion. Malaysia Airlines actively assesses new route opportunities on an on-going basis and is currently evaluating the possibility of serving unique and new destinations that would require new equipment,” the company said.  

 

Full report: http://atwonline.com...uring-continues



#27 Chris Tan

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 06:49 PM

MAS is also looking at A350-900? 

They've already made plans to lease 4 or so of them, which are arriving in 2017/18.

#28 flee

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:17 PM

MH's first Airbus A350-941 will be MSN 159.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:31 PM

I really do wonder whether these A359's will be used on LHR flights, if they can't find buyers for their 380's.

I'm more inclined to think they'll be used on AKL flights and maybe another new/previously served European destination.

I know that the MH A333's aren't lightweights but the AKL flights must surely be pushing these aircraft close to their operational limits.

#30 flee

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:55 PM

I really do wonder whether these A359's will be used on LHR flights, if they can't find buyers for their 380's.

I'm more inclined to think they'll be used on AKL flights and maybe another new/previously served European destination.

I know that the MH A333's aren't lightweights but the AKL flights must surely be pushing these aircraft close to their operational limits.

I think they hedged their bets by signing an option for two A330-900s. These might be used for the AKL and/or their other EU routes should the A350s be deployed for LHR.

 

Latest reports indicate that MAB are studying the need for more A350s - so lets see what news will emerge in the near future.



#31 J. Suri

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:23 AM

I think they hedged their bets by signing an option for two A330-900s. These might be used for the AKL and/or their other EU routes should the A350s be deployed for LHR.

 

Latest reports indicate that MAB are studying the need for more A350s - so lets see what news will emerge in the near future.

 

I thought the A330neo itself could already fly nonstop to LHR eh?



#32 flee

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:42 AM

I thought the A330neo itself could already fly nonstop to LHR eh?

Yes, they can - but A350 has lower CASK as it carries more passengers and has a more fuel efficient design.



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Posted 17 April 2016 - 11:31 PM

MAS has a chance to come out on top with better products when THE A350 arrives. Look at Ethiad and SIA's new A350 for examples

#34 RaymondT

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 08:33 AM

I can't remember where I've read this, but MAB is planning to launch the same hard J product on the A350 as on the A330. Let me find the link and will put it here.



#35 jani

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 09:45 AM

MAS has a chance to come out on top with better products when THE A350 arrives. Look at Ethiad and SIA's new A350 for examples

SIA's A350 products are not new, right? Already was on the 77W. Still impressive, of course.



#36 Lim Kar Yong

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 09:47 AM

MAS has a chance to come out on top with better products when THE A350 arrives. Look at Ethiad and SIA's new A350 for examples

 

If the A350 hard products are the same as the A330, then it will never be on par with Etihad or SIA. I'm not sure it is MAB's business model to outdo them, maybe I am wrong here. 



#37 RaymondT

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:08 AM

Here's the link I was talking about.

http://www.ausbt.com...-to-mirror-a330



#38 flee

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:08 AM

The A350 is a big test of Herr Mueller's leadership at MAB. This is entirely his baby. So lets wait and see what work he has put on this. 



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 11:03 AM

Products better than SQ's and EY's? Sure, as long as the target passenger profile are willing to pay for it. Even showers and private cabins per economy passenger - again, as long as passenger is willing to pay and there are such passengers day in day out, all year round.

 

Otherwise, it will be a commercial failure.



#40 RaymondT

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 12:21 PM

Agree, Malaysia does not attract the same kind of premium travellers as Singapore does. So to try to one up them on their J product will not do as well, not to mention Changi has more direct connection to more international destination than KLIA does.






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