ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5131 posts, RR: 11 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1208 times:
According to malaysia airlines latest shedules they will make afew changes in Australia and NZ. In Auckland their current daily 772 service will go back to a 744 but will operate just 5 days a week so capacity will remain about the same unless they use 744 combis.
In Australia Adelaide currently gets 2 772s,2 744s all 4 flights will go to 744s, Sydney and Melbourne currently get 13 744s weekly both will get a 744 and a 772 daily with the 772 operating the Kuala Lumpur Sydney Melbourne Kuala Lumpur flight daily, Perth currently gets double daily service they will have 2 less flights a week. The rest of the services to other cities will stay the same.
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5131 posts, RR: 11 Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1111 times:
MH 744s resume service to Auckland as of the start of the Northern Summer shedules on April 1.
As regards to Thai I think the 773 is year round. I can tell you the 773 is a huge aircraft after seeing TG and KE up close at Akl on Thursday.
Thai 744s were among some of the best looking ones at Akl I used to love seeing the Dragon boats all the time, however all Sydney,Melbourne and Brisbane services now use the 773 so I would say its a route structure move to try to operate the same aircraft to the same region.
Phileo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1089 times:
After increased their Perth flight from 12 flights per week to 14 flights per week from July last year, it was sad to know to MH will reduce their flight back to 12. Anyway, I wish the Malaysia government will make the decision as soon as possible for the foreign equity and alliance partner.
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1066 times:
I wonder why they are reducing so much of their services this Summer 2001 scheldule. The night flight from KL to Melbourne and Sydney will become a point to point service, with 4 of the service to Melbourne extending to Adelaide. The Kuala Lumpur-Sydney v.v., Kuala Lumpur-Melbourne-Adelaide v.v. and Kuala Lumpur-Melbourne v.v. will be operated on its B747-400s. The Kuala Lumpur-Melbourne-Sydney v.v thrice weekly services had been terminated. The daily Morning flight Kuala Lumpur-Sydney-Melbourne-Kuala Lumpur will be using B777-200s instead of 6 times weekly B747-400s.
Elsewhere, in Asia, the 4 times B777-200s weekly Kuala Lumpur-Shanghai v.v. will be replaced by 3 times weekly B747-400s. An additional B747-400 flight to Hong Kong will be mounted in April and another B777-200 flight in September. The thrice weekly A330-300s to Guangzhou will be replaced by 4 times weekly B777-200s. Most of the other Asia services remains the same, with Bangkok and Jakarta having most of their services operated by B777-200 with one or two service operated by A330-300. The Kuala Lumpur-Beirut-Cairo v.v. is operated by B777-200s instead of B747-400s.
In the Europe, the twice weekly B777-200s Kuala Lumpur-Vienna-Munich v.v. services will be terminated and the Munich services will be replaced by thrice weekly B777-200s Kuala Lumpur-Rome-Munich v.v. The twice weekly B777-200s Kuala Lumpur-Vienna-Zagreb will operate as usual.
I don't understand why MAS reduce frequencies to so many destinations. In fact, they should increase frequency to destinations such as London, when BA pulls out from Kuala Lumpur-London route; Paris; Frankfurt; Zurich; Rome; New York and Los Angeles. MAS planned to increase their frequency to Zurich and Frankfurt this summer, but according to their latest scheldules, it remains the same.
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2926 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1033 times:
MAS has already applied to serve LHR 3x day when BA pulls out but the UK authorities have not granted them the flights - let's hope Virgin takeover this third daily flight.
France has also denied MAS further access to CDG citing a lack of traffic on the route...hmm...perhaps its because AF doesn't want to serve KUL reciprocally...MAS had also applied to fly to Nice-Cote d'Azur...Same story applies to FRA.