Flying-Tiger
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MAS: Narrow-body Decision Still Open

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:01 pm

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Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) said it is still looking at how many narrow body aircrafts it will buy to serve destinations in North Asia.

Managing director Idris Jala told reporters at the Invest Malaysia conference that its future strategy would also look at owning some of its aircrafts rather than just leasing them.



Quote:
Jala also said that MAS was in talks with both Boeing and Airbus for the narrow body aircrafts.

Meanwhile, Jala said no decision has been made yet on whether the airline would cancel its order for six Airbus A380 after delays in delivery of the aircrafts.

http://www.hemscott.com/news/latest-news/item.do?newsId=40849434024317

Hard to give any prediction. IMO Airbus will attempt to structure a "keep-the-A380-get-some-A32X-cheap" deal. Unfortunately no mentioning about how many frames are required, and when the order will be placed. Would assume that they are no longer talking about 40 frames, but probably 20+20.
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Carpethead
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RE: MAS: Narrow-body Decision Still Open

Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:55 pm

Considering their precarious financial situation, can they even afford any aircraft let alone replacement of a sizeable fleet of 734s.
 
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RE: MAS: Narrow-body Decision Still Open

Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:40 am

There were rumblings on the local newspaper just today about wanting longer range narrowbodies.
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/n.../20070322181813/Article/index_html

MH leased in a couple of 737-800s in 05/06 but ended up returning them early. I wonder if the airline is planning another attempt to launch services to secondary destinations in China/India.

Looking at owning aircraft again? After pawning off the fleet to its parent company PMB? Hmm...
 
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RE: MAS: Narrow-body Decision Still Open

Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:22 am

Knowing MAS, they will decide sometime around year 2050.
 
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RE: MAS: Narrow-body Decision Still Open

Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:25 am

Quoting Carpethead (Reply 1):
Considering their precarious financial situation, can they even afford any aircraft let alone replacement of a sizeable fleet of 734s.

Maybe, with unprofitable routes being dropped and excess capacity being dropped as well they may be able too.

IMO like Flying-Tiger said they might get a sweet deal from Airbus.
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