|Quoting TreeHillRavens (Reply 5):|
NW had done this twice. First time in the 80s via NRT and then in the late 90s via KIX. I am not sure what aircraft was used in the 80s via NRT by NW but in NW flight via KIX in the late 90s was operated by a D10. In fact, NWA D10 were stranded in KUL for about a week after 9/11. KUL was suspended not long after 9/11.
May be one day MAS join SkyTeam (if), NWA might resume their service to KUL (i hope NWA will route it via NRT if they ever come back).
See the Malaysian Aviation Thread 5 - MAS and Continental may enter a code-share soon as MAS continues to 'date' Skyteam carriers. Newark-Liberty would be an ideal hub for connecting passengers for the Eastern Seaboard although the flight timings might need to be reviewed if this was to proceed.
NWA and MAS do still have a yet-to-be-exercised Anti-Trust Immunity Agreement so that could become useful if MAS was to become part of Skyteam. The original plan was for MAS and NWA to use Nagoya (?) as a mini-hub although this never materialised as mentioned.
NWA operated the 747 Classic in the early 1980s into KUL
and the flight originated in MSP
See other threads with regards to BA
There is even less of an incentive for BA
to return to KUL
given the imminent start of Air Asia Express commencing lo-cost travel between the UK and Malaysia.
My top tip-offs for new airlines to Malaysia include...
Finnair reconsidering a service to KUL
Alitalia considering a MXP
service if it manages to get out of its financial ills
Royal Jordanian considering a return to KUL
Aeroflot considering a return to KUL
and maybe even extending this onward to SYD
I would even consider the possibility of AF
starting a CDG
service before we see the likes of BA
back at KUL
just my hunches..
|Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 14):|
The same government who's relationship with Australia can be described as 'frosty' at best?!?!
Time to move on... relations between Malaysia and Australia are bucking up following the 'departure' of Dr. M.. it is hoped that when John Howard goes - things will get even warmer.