MAS777
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MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:46 am

Press release from Malaysia Airlines has stated that MH74/75 returns to service - since the Gulf War and SARS epidemic scaled back its Hong Kong operations a while back.

The new flight will be operated by the A330-200 six times a week whilst the A330-300 will operate the remaining weekly service to make 7 extra flights between KL and HKG. Flights depart KUL in the evenings and overnight in HKG before flying back to KL the next morning.

MAS will also increase its Kota Kinabalu-Hong Kong service from 4 weekly 737s to 6 flights a week operating daily except Fridays. In addition, the flights will also continue on to Kuching.


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CX Flyboy
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:54 am

A330-200s to Hong kong? Great news. Look forward to seeing the Malaysian Airbuses back here, since they've got a few new ones recently.
 
BA
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:56 am

How many total flights per week will MAS have on KUL-HKG with these 7 new flights?

Regards
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
 
behramjee
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:03 pm

MAS will now go double daily to HKG with B 744s and the new daily's with A 332s/333s.

The A 332s I think are ex LX machines???

Anyways I think that its a v wise move on their part concerning increasing their HKG frequencies.
 
N754PR
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:26 pm

Great news, I need all the -200's and the -300 they have got back!!

I've also noted the KK flight goes fom MH060 to MH062. In the past this flight was a code share with KA, both airlines operating the route on different days. Will they now both operate the route on the same days or have KA stopped?
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
keno
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:27 pm

Malaysia Airlines Flight Schedules Effective 28 March 2004



RouteFrequencyFlight No.DepartureArrival
Hong Kong to Kuala LumpurDailyMH7509:1512:55
Hong Kong to Kuala LumpurDailyMH7314:3518:20
Hong Kong to Kota KinabaluDaily except FridayMH385/MH38315:3018:25
Kuala Lumpur to Hong KongDailyMH7209:1513:00
Kuala Lumpur to Hong KongDailyMH7418:4522:30
Kota Kinabalu to Hong KongDaily except FridayMH384/MH38211:4014:30



 
BA
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:33 pm

Thanks Behramjee and KEno!

Nice schedule. I assume they use the A330 from Kota Kinabalu?

By the way, what does your signature mean?

Regards
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
 
keno
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:43 pm

BA,
"Sentiasa Melepasi Jangkaan" means "Going Beyond Expectations", which is the new slogan for Malaysia Airlines. Actually you could hardly ever find the Malay version anywhere (I've only seen it once), even back home we stick to the English version most of the time.
 
BA
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:46 pm

Thanks KEno. That's a nice slogan.

Regards
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
 
mas a330
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:31 pm

It means the same as mine Big grin
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:09 pm

FRom BKI the B734 is used.

A333 is used to HKG on Sundays. A332s on remaining days.

Currently we have 5 A332s. 3 are ex-SN/VG and 2 recently del. ones are ex-LX.

A 'new' A333 has been delivered ex-Skyservice C-FRAE now 9M-MKS. Another one is due very soon. So HKG spotters watch out for these new birds!  Big grin

2 'new' A333s are 9M-MKS and 9M-MKR.
5 A332s are 9M-MKV,W,X (ex-SN)
2 A332s are 9M-MKT,U (ex-LX)
 
Triple Seven
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Sat Mar 27, 2004 2:40 am

9M-MKS was formerly 9M-MKY back in 1996. Welcome home ln143....you are finally back after 6 years!  Smile
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: MAS Increases HKG Presence

Sat Mar 27, 2004 3:03 am

Indeed Triple Seven is right, I thought I'd also say that it still has the MAS interior!!  Laugh out loud