As MAS starts to prepare for the first delivery of its A380, the local press in Malaysia has outlined further expansion plans for Malaysia Airlines.
MAS has announced plans to begin flights to more cities in China and India - the current Asian hotspots for expansion. Although it has been mentioned before (with plans to serve Chengdu, Kunming and Wuhan), this latest news item announces Guilin and Shenyang as next on the list of additions. Over in India, Amritsar, Trichy and Trivandrum will be added along with their current plans to serve Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Cochin (already previously announced).
Back to other news, Malaysia Airlines will also increase their flights to Los Angeles back to provide a daily link from Kuala Lumpur - I expect ALL flights will operate via Taipei. Beijing also gets an increase with flights going from daily to 9 times a week.
On the A380 subject, MAS plans to begin construction of its A380 hangar and flight simulator shortly and is preparing itself financially for its arrival.