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MAS A380 - Fleet to be Decommissioned in June 2018


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#41 Seth K

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(Dennis S. @ Dec 23 2007, 09:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder did they assign that lot for MH's 737 on purpose !?! drinks.gif

May be bcuz some of the spaces of other gates taken to upgrade the A380 gate allow only narrow body to use neighboring gates? Perhaps nea.gif Saw MH 330 parks beside A380 at SIN on A.net too thou.......

LAX? I really think that LAX will max. get double daily if and only the market is there, but A380 would serve MH better with premier routes ex. LHR/AMS/SYD/AKL....

Edited by Seth K, 24 December 2007 - 12:38 PM.


#42 Dennis S.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE(Dennis S. @ Dec 24 2007, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how about kul-sin route blink.gif

i transit 2 times at SIN last week and saw the MH's 737 taxi right beside SQ's A380. Like big bird meets small bird. rofl.gif I wonder did they assign that lot for MH's 737 on purpose !?! drinks.gif


here's a pic i took. too bad no time to take the pic from the other side with the mh 737. i was in a hurry to connect a flight. trust me, there's a mh 737 on the other side... rofl.gif



#43 Firdaus H.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:12 PM

HA??????to sin,kuc????i dont think that biggest superjumbo will fly to the nearest airport...

i think it will be SYD,JED and LONDON...

#44 Izanee

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 09:28 PM

why jed? they're reducing flights to twice weekly aren't they?


#45 Seth K

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 04:06 AM

QUOTE(Izanee @ Dec 24 2007, 07:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
why jed? they're reducing flights to twice weekly aren't they?

May be during Hajj season? Due to MH small amount of A380, leasing 742's for the season is better. How we put this myth to the rest? Plausible pardon.gif

#46 Richard A

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 05:54 PM

My guess is LHR, AMS, SYD after that perhaps a few of the successful regional routes if there's enough time for it between long-haul runs.

As much as I'd like to see it, I highly doubt MH would send the A380 to AKL as it's only 5pw 772 even during the busy peak season. MH once operated a daily 744 here with but it looks like they couldn't sustain that level of capacity nor first class.

Honestly though do MH really need the A380? I would have thought ~12 77Ws instead would be more appropriate.

Edited by Richard A, 25 December 2007 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:44 AM

When I come to K.L. in March or April from Perth I will be coming business class, I would like to meet some MW members if it is convenient for anybody.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:59 AM

For SYD route, I'd rather take KUL-SIN-SYD.....on SQ's A380....

MH's A380, could be Japan routes...

#49 KC Sim

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 09:10 AM

QUOTE(Dennis S. @ Dec 24 2007, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how about kul-sin route blink.gif

I wonder did they assign that lot for MH's 737 on purpose !?! drinks.gif


Malaysia Airlines' B734s have been using gate F30 long long before the adjacent gate F31 was made A380-capable. It is one of the two gates closest to the escalator going down into the arrival immigration hall (the other being gate E1) - but nobody seems to be seeing the positive side.

I am quite certain that the folks who planned for F31 to be made A380-capable have not the notion to use the A380 to make a "mine's bigger than yours" statement. There are far bigger concerns in the process - clear access for the 79.5m wingspan and space between gates F30 and E1 for the A380 to be pushed back on departure.

Talking about seeing the positive side of things . . . how about turning the tables on the Singapore Airlines A380? With the Malaysia Airlines B737-400 parked at F30, the thousands of passengers who get to see the A380 parked at F31 can only get photos of it with the MH B734 in the foreground. Based on that, MH should ensure that as one B734 is pushed back, another arrives to take that spot - and be there to ensure that no one gets a clear view of the A380. rofl.gif

Better still, send in the hibiscus B744s and heliconia B772 all the time . . . I promise to be around Changi Airport to photograph them arriving all the time, and my other Singapore-based photographers will do likewise. That I am sure.

On a more serious note, I hope that Malaysian aviation enthusiasts do not always perceive a negative feeling across the causeway . . . like it or not, the aviation history of Malaysia and Singapore are inextricably tied to a common past with Malayan Airways, Malaysian Airways and Malaysia-Singapore Airlines. Some MW members seem to bear a chip on the shoulder as a result of this past - but I see a more interesting picture as a result of this (certainly more interesting than if SIA was founded in 1947 as Singapore Airlines and remained so-named today). And like many afflicted with the memorabilia collecting ailment, I collect memorabilia from Malayan Airways to Malaysian Airways, MSA, Malaysian Airline System, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines.

For the aviation history buff in me, the history of Malayan Airways does not stop at the split on 1 October 1972.

KC Sim

Edited by KC Sim, 29 December 2007 - 09:11 AM.


#50 Dennis S.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE(Mohd Idham @ Dec 29 2007, 07:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For SYD route, I'd rather take KUL-SIN-SYD.....on SQ's A380....

MH's A380, could be Japan routes...


was on mh to kix end of last year... flight's not even half filled on Y. biz is almost empty.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 08:47 PM

Shame it was only half full hey lol.

#52 marcusaffleck

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE(Dennis S. @ Dec 29 2007, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
was on mh to kix end of last year... flight's not even half filled on Y. biz is almost empty.


Was on MH to KIX recently twice, once in economy and once in gcc class, pretty good load, the plane was about 85% full on economy, business was pretty full. Travelled both on november

#53 Pieter C.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 04:46 PM

Airbus Sees Firm A380 Orders From Malaysia Soon

December 5, 2007
Airbus expects to firm up orders for A380 aircraft from Malaysia Airlines (MAS) within 30-60 days, Chief Operating Officer John Leahy said on Wednesday.

There had been speculation earlier this year that Malaysia Airlines might cancel its orders for six A380s after delays by Airbus in delivering the superjumbo to clients.

But Leahy said he expected the airline to confirm orders of the aircraft, though he did not say how many, nor would he discuss the details of compensation for delays in delivery.

"Right now we are wrapping up and finalizing all orders on the A380 and I would expect that we would be doing that, probably in the next 30 to 60 days," he told reporters at an airshow in Malaysia when asked when the carrier would confirm its order.

"There is a compensation for Malaysia Airlines," he added.

State news agency Bernama reported last month that Malaysia Airlines had originally planned on first delivery this year, then this was delayed until 2011 but later brought back to 2009.

Asked if Airbus could meet first delivery in 2009, Leahy said: "We're still finalizing that with MAS. I am not sure they want it in 2009. We are working with them on that. It could be later."

(Reuters)


#54 Izhar Z

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:16 PM

I dont know how they will fill up the planes, but A380 for MH is great, IMO.
This may be ahead of time, but some changes to the livery, maybe. The current livery doesnt look that good on the 380. Just my 2cents. pardon.gif

#55 Mushrif A

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:54 PM

QUOTE(Mohd Azizul Ramli @ Dec 7 2007, 07:00 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



Two other possibilities:

- MH will only take delivery much later, 2010 onwards.

- As PMB is the actual purchaser & main shareholder of MH, it is possible that extra frames may be leased out to other operators. Hence, MH may still operate just 6 units.



#56 Pieter C.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:17 AM

If MH indeed will choose AMS for the A380 operation, it will be the one and only airline up to now planning to do so, even ahead of SQ, which currently operates 772's to AMS...
However, if KLM chooses to channel the AU and NZ passengers via TPE in future (CI to become ST member), than around 50% of the current 744 loads will disappear, eliminating the need for the A380 !!! blink.gif

#57 BC Tam

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:32 AM

Well, they WON'T be flying MH Dugongs to Mukah and Lahad Datu anytime soon. Current expansion plans for those two airports call for Jumbo capable specs only ! smile.gif

#58 Simon

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:02 AM

MH order for A380 confirm?

#59 jani

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:00 PM

I may be one of the few that hope MAS don't get the A380's and instead go for B77W's.

But of course in terms of corporate image, canceling the A380 order would be a disaster.

So the best I can hope for is the still get the A380's and at the same time renew the fleet with some B77W's biggrin.gif

#60 Simon

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:55 PM

For the Malaysia Boleh spirit, i think they will get it.




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