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MH's A380s/B747-400s  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 11471 times:

How many B 747-400s does MH have right now? Some say 10 and others say 9. Where do they fly them to? Why did they retire so many?

When will they take delivery of their first A380? They ordered 6 I know. How many options? 5?

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User currently offlineweebie From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 11428 times:

I'm off to London at the end of the year got a good deal on MH from Perth. For the first time though in about 14 years though the tradionally 777 market is being replaced by an A330. OF course the London leg is on a 400.

Althought quietly MH are having another serious crack at the Kangaroo Route. Unlike last time though when they had only Qantas, Singapore and Cathay to contend with they now have Arab challengers who are agressively heading into Australia plus China Southern.

[Edited 2011-05-07 21:32:23]

User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11237 times:

Quoting weebie (Reply 1):
Althought quietly MH are having another serious crack at the Kangaroo Route. Unlike last time though when they had only Qantas, Singapore and Cathay to contend with they now have Arab challengers who are agressively heading into Australia plus China Southern.

In a way its too little, too late, with all those challengers now on the scene.

Add in D7/AK, and theres another level of competition for them. Seems that it took the arrival of D7 to get MH off its backside into Australia.


User currently offlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9827 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Some say 10 and others say 9.

Ten plus two freighters


User currently offlineMAS747 From Malaysia, joined Mar 2004, 88 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7829 times:

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 3):
Ten plus two freighters

Boeing 747-400 (Passenger)

1. 9M-MPB Shah Alam
2. 9M-MPF Kota Bharu
3. 9M-MPH Langkawi
4. 9M-MPK Johor Bahru
5. 9M-MPL Penang
6. 9M-MPM Melaka
7. 9M-MPN Pangkor
8. 9M-MPO Alor Setar
9. 9M-MPP Putrajaya
10. 9M-MPQ Kuala Lumpur

Boeing 747-400F (Freighter)

1. 9M-MPR
2. 9M-MPS


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

How many A380 options do they have?

Where do they fly the B 747-400s to? SYD, AMS, LHR, EZE, CPT, MEL??? What about LAX and HKG?


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

Sometimes they come into FRA with 744, while most of the times 772. Last entry in my notes I saw a MH744 was April 15th.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3386 times:

Do they still fly the B 747-400 to LAX?

When was MH's last flight to Canada? Which city? Why do they not fly to Canada?


User currently offlineaquariusHKG From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3341 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 7):
When was MH's last flight to Canada? Which city? Why do they not fly to Canada?

It was KUL-TPE-YVR in the late 90's codesharing with CP

Forgot the exact year it start and end


User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3309 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 5):
Where do they fly the B 747-400s to? SYD, AMS, LHR, EZE, CPT, MEL???

Not sure about the other routes, no 744 to MEL anymore!

How does the economy product on the 744 compare with the rest of the fleet or their competitors?


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3254 times:

Pretty good I would say.

I suppose the number of B 747-400s will stay the same for a while right?


User currently offlineleonjunior From New Zealand, joined Aug 2007, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3162 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 5):
How many A380 options do they have?

no option, only 6 on order

MH should order at least 2 more A380s to completely replace the B747s.

A few suggestions:
1. order next generation aircrafts B787 or A350
2. refurbish their 777s ( they are to stay still next generation aircraft coming)
3. increase 5 A330s (or more) to firm order from option, so that the new A330s would replace some first few 777s from 1997-1999, their first few 777s might be too old after a few years.
4. in the future, they could reconfigure some new A330s business class to 180 degrees flatbed by removing one row ie 30 business class, for 6.5-9 hours routes such as Australia destinations and use the current new lieflat on more regional routes,


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3134 times:

I think the B 747-400s will stay on for a while

User currently offlinedalce From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1704 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

At least AMS is being served with 744 equipment and rumours were a couple of years ago that AMS would be one of the first 380 destinations for MH.


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User currently onlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5204 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

Quoting dalce (Reply 13):
At least AMS is being served with 744 equipment and rumours were a couple of years ago that AMS would be one of the first 380 destinations for MH.

Any update about MH sending the 380 to AMS? Linking two Skyteamhubs it would make sense.

KL911


User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 14):


Any update about MH sending the 380 to AMS? Linking two Skyteamhubs it would make sense.

Actually MH is not a Skyteam member. It should be a great improvement for Flying Blue and other Skyteam FF programs if MH joined though.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25638 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Quoting aquariusHKG (Reply 8):
Quoting United Airline (Reply 7):
When was MH's last flight to Canada? Which city? Why do they not fly to Canada?

It was KUL-TPE-YVR in the late 90's codesharing with CP

Forgot the exact year it start and end

I think it started in 1995 and ended in 1999. The caption of the following photo dated February 1999 says it was their final flight from YVR. With little Canada-Malaysia O&D traffic and not that much 5th freedom traffic YVR-TPE, and with only 2 flights a week, I'm sure it was a highly unprofitable operation. MH was also in serious financial trouble during that period.


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