Lazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 545 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2766 times:
Giles, your right about Europen traffic. If tthey were to got bust you could bet BA and VS would buy their flights into KUL from LHR. Their 3xdaily 744 at LHR at present. Also all over Europe, European airlines will likely scope up routes from their hubs to KUL. I know MH are one of the biggest Asian carriers in Europe.
Another thing that wories me about a big airline going bust is that the Loco's will rule the roost in KUL...
MalpensaSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2566 times:
Quoting Lazyshaun (Reply 5): Giles, your right about Europen traffic. If tthey were to got bust you could bet BA and VS would buy their flights into KUL from LHR. Their 3xdaily 744 at LHR at present. Also all over Europe, European airlines will likely scope up routes from their hubs to KUL. I know MH are one of the biggest Asian carriers in Europe.
MAS is not going to vanish into thin air. Malaysia Airlines, will survive and the routes they maintain will be the most solid and cost productive. The bankruptcy rumors have come about due to years of trying to hit every nook and cranny they could. It has long been said that Malaysia Airlines expansion over the years was on a par with Korean, and Korean learned what they could and could not do before it was to late. Expect the same from Malaysia Airlines. Look for a fleet consolidation and flights to the Indian subcontinent to be either reduced or consolidated. Malaysia is now in dire need of a good medium range aricraft such as the 737-700, -800, -900 or A321, A320.
Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 2): The core of their business I assume is European Traffic, connecting to destinations in Asia and Australia. But their is strong competion from many carriers.
For years the Europe to Australia market was a cash cow for Malaysia. The focus is changing and Malaysia Airlines will be changing with it. Looks for reductions and destinations to be dropped left and right as a means to revamp the airline and provide a maximum profit potential. Look for Malaysia Airlines domestic service to go no frills, with the exception of key Malaysian cities which will maintain 3 and 2 class service. Also, look for additional connections to the resort destinations that draw so many to Malaysia.
The end of Malaysia Airlines, is not on the horizon. A reproduced, and efficient Malaysia Airlines is.
I didn't expect this to happen, MH seems to be in really serious problems. It also surprises me they announce this news soo late, they expect to be bankrupt in April of no rescue plan is executed? That's only about one month from now!! How can they come up with a solid plan to restructure such a big company? In any way I think this is going to be very tough on MH.