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MAS A380 - Fleet to be Decommissioned in June 2018


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#1 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:00 PM

My 4th rumour thread! smile.gif

Rumours are spreading that MH (through PMB) will proceed with the purchase of 6 A380s. On top of that, MH is also being offered 2 additional A380s with hefty discounts as a compensation package for the delay of the A380s. MH is expected to accept the deal. Sources from LIMA stated that an announcement is expected within '30-60 days'. MH will be operating 8 A380s.

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#2 Kenneth T

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:14 PM

AIRBUS is tricky and that another way of marketing their A380s in oreder to gain popularity and sales so as to go as far as possible from break even.

#3 Azri M.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE(Mohd Azizul Ramli @ Dec 7 2007, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My 4th rumour thread! smile.gif

Rumours are spreading that MH (through PMB) will proceed with the purchase of 6 A380s. On top of that, MH is also being offered 2 additional A380s with hefty discounts as a compensation package for the delay of the A380s. MH is expected to accept the deal. Sources from LIMA stated that an announcement is expected within '30-60 days'. MH will be operating 8 A380s.

Azizul


Oh no.. your rumour is always true!!! biggrin.gif

#4 Simon

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:06 AM

Extra 2 A380s???

Airbus is still far beyond to build the numbers of A380 to break even.

#5 FK Wong

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:27 PM

hmmmm....from $260 million catalogue price to $200 million discounted price....
discount of $360million in total = 2 units of airbus A380 plus 40 million?this make sense i believe.
Perhaps this is the thing that emirates and other airlines has been getting which allows them to "purchase" even more.

Edited by FK Wong, 08 December 2007 - 02:28 PM.


#6 Ken M.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:23 PM

What destinations will MH fly their A380's to (assuming they get them of course)?

Will it be AMS, LHR & SYD?
Any other possibilites e.g. NRT and LAX?

It will obviously be the most profitable routes.

Any thoughts?

Hope they don't send them to CDG - one finger to the French and AF wink.gif

#7 BC Tam

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:33 PM

Hopefully KUL-BKI-KUL, once daily. That should do it. Will save a lot of cost if you concentrate the whole cattleload unto one flight.

Anyone wants to fly any other time, go AK !

(Sorry, just being silly here) pardon.gif

#8 Eric C

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 09:03 PM

SYD, LHR and LAX for sure. Maybe AKL and AMS. Not sure of any other possible destinations. I don't know anything about MAS's load to NRT. Perhaps Frankfurt even...

#9 Sandeep G

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 09:38 PM

i don't think the font size on the sign up page is big enough Gavin.... dry.gif crazy.gif

#10 Ewan Shamsudin

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:19 PM

QUOTE(Sandeep G @ Dec 8 2007, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i don't think the font size on the sign up page is big enough Gavin.... dry.gif crazy.gif

Yes. And I'm not going to be the pengawas reminding new members to wear their name-tags again. Nanti kena belasah kat luar.

#11 Chee Yong

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:55 AM

Well, MH just recovered and if they opt to fly with A380 which may be a disaster to them as well as being a Malaysian.
Please don't shoot me if i'm wrong. smile.gif

#12 Izanee

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:57 AM

AMS, LHR and SYD for sure. maybe MEL.

#13 Robert

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:18 AM

SIN-KUL shuttle yahoo.gif

#14 Ivan L.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:31 AM

QUOTE(Izanee @ Dec 9 2007, 02:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
AMS, LHR and SYD for sure. maybe MEL.


AMS, LHR, and SYD being the candidates here. MEL don't think so. They have downgraded MEL from 1 744 and 1 772ER per day to only 2 772ER per day. If they can't sustain first class or 744 in MEL, A380 seems to be unlikely.

#15 miroslav zinoviy

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:02 AM

JED, SYD, LHR

#16 zaki

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:49 AM

JNB-CPT-EZE... and everyone will start to fly MH on this route yahoo.gif

ok.. seriously.. i think it's going to be either LHR or SYD

Edited by zaki, 09 December 2007 - 04:50 AM.


#17 Jamie H

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:12 AM

SIN

#18 Louis L.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:06 AM

sydney just like SQ ? unknw.gif

#19 Kenneth T

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:42 AM

With only 6 aircraft the routes to be serve will cetainly be those high load sector for example LHR and SDY rolleyes.gif

#20 S V Choong

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:23 AM

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sydney just like SQ ? unknw.gif


You have a point there, Louis. FWIK there is an MH flight one way flight between SYD and MEL, but they could not pick up domestic pax. Not sure if SYD is a sustainable route for MAS A380 . Apparently MAS is also sending their 744 to BNE. Saw their 744 there when I flew into BNE at night about 10pm. From what I observed, a lot more pax. is flying with SIA rather than MAS, this is certainly true for AKL, SYD and MEL, if you observe their frequency.









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