I wonder why they are reducing so much of their services this Summer 2001 scheldule. The night flight from KL to Melbourne and Sydney will become a point to point service, with 4 of the service to Melbourne extending to Adelaide. The Kuala Lumpur-Sydney v.v., Kuala Lumpur-Melbourne-Adelaide v.v. and Kuala Lumpur-Melbourne v.v. will be operated on its B747-400s. The Kuala Lumpur-Melbourne-Sydney v.v thrice weekly services had been terminated. The daily Morning flight Kuala Lumpur-Sydney-Melbourne-Kuala Lumpur will be using B777-200s instead of 6 times weekly B747-400s.
Elsewhere, in Asia, the 4 times B777-200s weekly Kuala Lumpur-Shanghai v.v. will be replaced by 3 times weekly B747-400s. An additional B747-400 flight to Hong Kong will be mounted in April and another B777-200 flight in September. The thrice weekly A330-300s to Guangzhou will be replaced by 4 times weekly B777-200s. Most of the other Asia services remains the same, with Bangkok and Jakarta having most of their services operated by B777-200 with one or two service operated by A330-300. The Kuala Lumpur-Beirut-Cairo v.v. is operated by B777-200s instead of B747-400s.
In the Europe, the twice weekly B777-200s Kuala Lumpur-Vienna-Munich v.v. services will be terminated and the Munich services will be replaced by thrice weekly B777-200s Kuala Lumpur-Rome-Munich v.v. The twice weekly B777-200s Kuala Lumpur-Vienna-Zagreb will operate as usual.
I don't understand why MAS reduce frequencies to so many destinations. In fact, they should increase frequency to destinations such as London, when BA pulls out from Kuala Lumpur-London route; Paris; Frankfurt; Zurich; Rome; New York and Los Angeles. MAS planned to increase their frequency to Zurich and Frankfurt this summer, but according to their latest scheldules, it remains the same.