odie
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Malaysia Airlines Finalizes A380 Deal

Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:45 am

MH signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Industrie for 6 A380 today. 3 A380s are expected to be delivered to MH in 2007 and the rest in 2008. For more information, click on the link below:

http://mas.com.my/corporate/?menu=mr&mode=mas01&mode2=dt&id=143

Edit: Interesting to note that there was a picture of MH's A380 in NY Times' special flight column yesterday.

Regards.

[Edited 2003-12-11 03:55:53]
 
Triple Seven
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Finalizes A380 Deal

Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:42 pm

I guess it will be 6 firm orders instead of 4 firm and 2 on option. MH will also take delivery of one 744 in 2007 and 2008.

BTW anyone knows if MH has chosen the layout for the A380?

[Edited 2003-12-11 05:44:39]
 
odie
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Finalizes A380 Deal

Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:07 pm

It was also reported that MH is interested in buying more A388s once their techincal capabilites and economics are proven. Also, they are not looking into buying ultra long-haul aircrafts (B772LR and A345) in the near future. Previously, MH is really keen on buying B772LR for nonstop flights to Los Angeles and New York.
 
Joule
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Finalizes A380 Deal

Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:05 am

The MAS A380 layout is still in the early stages, but will be 3-class (FC & BC + some EY on upper deck and full EY main deck). Seating should be between 510 and 555 I would think.

Engine choice haven't been decided yet but could well be the GP7000 to balance the US-Europe trade.

Can't wait to see the giant when it's finally built.
 
Triple Seven
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Finalizes A380 Deal

Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:47 am

Joule - Welcome to the forum