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Malaysian MD11's?  
User currently offlineSPRINGBOK From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 192 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 851 times:

Hi everyone, just wondering what were the main routes flown by the Malaysian MD11s?, and what's the situation with the three holer- being phased out, or freighter conversions as so many seem to be going down this route.

Any help appreciated, THANKS!!

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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6611 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 835 times:

The Malaysian MD11s were leased from World and stayed on the US register. They used to fly to HKG amongst other places and were only meant to be a tempoary boost to capacity.

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 789 times:

Was used to fly on Aussie routes as well... was it N275WA? or maybe 275WA is the code of the cargo plane they leased from World which was also leased to Phillipines Airlines.

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2078 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 742 times:

The Md-11's (which broke down A LOT) were mainly used on South African routes. I think they briefly operated into Perth as well as a few Asian routes.

User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 686 times:

Malaysia Airlines once held a share in World Airways - hence it had a close relationship with their MD11 fleet, which was temporarily employed (leased in) to cope with the surge in traffic it experienced in the 1990s.

The arrival of the A330 fleet left the MD11 being returned to World Airways.


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