G-KIRAN, Lacking the range - agreed. But too small? In MH's configuration, its A330 carries 12F/32C/250Y = 294 pax and its 777 carries 12F/33C/233Y = 278 pax. A difference of 16 pax capacity in favour of the A330! I must agree: I am equally perplexed about AF and the use of their A340 and 777-200ER ...Jump to post
Scheduled passenger carriers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) Air India (AI) Air Mauritius (MK) Bangladesh Biman (BG) Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) China Airlines (CI) China Southern Airlines (CZ) Emirates (EK) Eva Air (BR) Garuda Indonesia (GA) Gulf Air (GF) Indian Airlines (IC) Iran Air (...Jump to post
A number of airlines, particularly Asian (MH, TG, CX, EK, KE) , operate both the A330 and B777 in their fleets, the rationale for which I find hard to understand. I know that airlines like MH and KE use their 777-200ERs on long haul nonstops beyond the range of an A330 but on other routes, especiall...Jump to post
This is the second time NW has pulled out of Kuala Lumpur. They last time they served KUL was in the mid-1980s, operating a twice weekly 747-200 SF0-TYO-KUL. That lasted less than a year.
For Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for the past five years: Airlines lost, their last weekly frequencies and aircraft Ansett Australia (7x 763; 2x743) Philippine Airlines (3x 733) MEA (2x 747) Qantas (3x 763) Lufthansa (3x 343) British Airways (5x 772) Aereflot (2x 310) All Nippon Airways (5x 763) (although the...Jump to post
Would anyone know where a good place for spotting be at Hong Kong's Chep Lap Kok?
I saw a pic of the Regal Airport Hotel which shows the hotel literally overlooking the tarmac. Has anyone done any spotting from the rooms or rooftop there - and was it any good?
I wouldn't read too much into the Malaysian press if I were you... they're filled with inaccuracies - firstly, NG does not have a large enough fleet of 777s and/or 767s to double their frequencies to KUL! As you rightly point out, MH has already suspended Vienna; and NG's service to KUL is timed to ...Jump to post
I had heard that UA was planning a KUL service but that was during the pre-Asian crisis days in the mid '90s. Unless it can gain fifth freedom rights HKG-KUL or NRT-KUL, neither of which it has at the moment, I doubt if UA will operate to KUL in the near future, if at all. Coupled with the fact that...Jump to post