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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:42 am

Malev ceased operations today at 6 am (CET).

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...lev-stoppage-idUSL5E8D30E920120203

Sad but expected!

[Edited 2012-02-02 23:49:21]
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:48 am

Yeah you´re right. I removed the "good morning"...
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:52 am

MA745 seems to be the last flight.
http://www.flightradar24.com/MAH745
 
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:52 am

It's really bad, i loved this airline somehow.

For me it was an airline which had a flair of western-ness when i was only used to Interflug and LOT and the like in the former East Germany.

But i guess they had a bad management, small-ish and suffering market and not really a strategy. The management should have changed the operating modell much earlier to compete with Wizz-air and the like.

Sad, and i hope they will come back somehow...
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:53 am

MA, in some guise or another, will return again hopefully with lower costs and a better plan for sustainability.

I'd rather call it a rebirth than a death
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:57 am

In a single European market there is no room for small former national carriers. As sad as it is for the employees, but the company has missed the chance to rebuild their business model when the single market became reality.



Quoting QF340500 (Reply 4):
should have changed the operating modell much earlier to compete with Wizz-air and the like.

exactly, they missed the boat, as others did, there will be more going down that line.
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:58 am

I hope LO will take it as a very, VERY serious warning shot across their bow. The days of government-owned airlines in Europe are long gone, as evidenced by Malev, Olympic, Sabena, Swissair and (the old) Alitalia...
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:14 am

Just been at LGW and the ground handler nor airport had an idea. Queues of pax at the Skybreak ticket desk and those pax who had been checked in were being decontrolled. BA ticketed pax were okay as they were being reaccommodated onto BA flights.

Sad times indeed, a nice little niche carrier. What happened to the equivalent chapter 11 protection they had?
 
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:18 am

Malev arrivals today in ZRH have been cancelled.

Maybe we need a new IR code for "Airline Grounded".
They put them as cancelled IR '96': Ops control re-routing/Aircraft changes
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:20 am

It's really a big shame...

Guess I was lucky yesterday to spot maybe the last MA B737 arriving at ZRH



Would it had made a change if MA would have joined the SkyTeam Alliance as AF did get under the shoulders of AZ? What you think about this??
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:31 am

First Spanair and now Malev. Sad times for European aviation indeed.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:31 am

my thoughts are with the many thousands of direct and indirect employees that will loose their jobs.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:41 am

Bloddy hell, I had tickets booked on them for June, kiss them goodbye? I paid with PayPal do you think it's possible to get some refund or not?
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:43 am

Quoting chrisrad (Reply 13):
Bloddy hell, I had tickets booked on them for June, kiss them goodbye? I paid with PayPal do you think it's possible to get some refund or not?

Contact Paypal and ask...if you paid using your credit card on Paypal, you should have no problems.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:48 am

Very sad news...  
Quoting planesailing (Reply 8):
What happened to the equivalent chapter 11 protection they had?

I wonder the same.
 
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:51 am

Quoting PezySPU (Reply 15):
Very sad news... Quoting planesailing (Reply 8):
What happened to the equivalent chapter 11 protection they had?

I wonder the same.

From a couple of the news reports it sounds like that made no difference as aircraft were being impounded outside of Hungary... IIRC one in TLV and the other in DUB (?). Once that started happening they had to ground the airline.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...lev-stoppage-idUSL5E8D30IC20120203

Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Kossuth radio on Friday that the decision to ground Malev was made after two aircraft were not allowed to take off from Tel Aviv and Ireland due to Malev's debts.

[Edited 2012-02-03 00:53:37]
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:57 am

Quoting wirelock (Reply 12):
Quoting wirelock (Reply 12):
my thoughts are with the many thousands of direct and indirect employees that will loose their jobs.

Ditto. I've been outsourced, bankrupted, bought and sold, and bought and sold again in the past 25 years.
And I'm not untypical...
 
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:58 am

Whenever an airline ceases operation it is an extremely sad day, no matter how good or bad the airline was. I am especially sorry for all the employees. I think than whenever an airline stop its operations, others will grow to fill the market void. I foresee that Wizz, Easyjet and Ryanair will boost operations in Hungary. They will probably base additional planes there and I really hope that some of the Malev employees will find a new job very soon.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:58 am

Quoting HeeseokKoo (Reply 1):
No, it's not since another airline is gone.

No, it is good (except for innocent employees): it removes capacity from the markets, which will hopefully not be fully returned. This should make yields and profits increase in a terribly-performing industry. It is towards normal economics - as it should be - although it is still typically too slow for airlines.

Quoting QF340500 (Reply 4):
It's really bad, i loved this airline somehow.

But it was a financial basket case.

[Edited 2012-02-03 01:05:56]
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:04 am

Quoting BreninTW (Reply 14):
Quoting chrisrad (Reply 13):
Bloddy hell, I had tickets booked on them for June, kiss them goodbye? I paid with PayPal do you think it's possible to get some refund or not?

Contact Paypal and ask...if you paid using your credit card on Paypal, you should have no problems.


I paid with PayPal funds.

I tried to dispute it and go this:

Please Contact Your Airline
Airline tickets are not eligible for dispute resolution in the Resolution Centre. Please contact the airline directly to work out any issues with your transaction.

Lucky I paid extremely cheap fares for FRA-BUD-FRA, however the issue is LH want 4 times the price now....
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:13 am

A nice airline is biting the snow! We have a special relationship with Malev as they took us back and forth between Belgium and Lebanon a number of times, and most importantly the first times!

When I got new Duna cards in the mail, replacing very valid existing ones bearing the same numbers, I wondered what's happening to them, why waste this money on mailing new frequent flyer cards to blue tier members.

I hope they get reborn in a form or another and I hope for better days for Hungary in general.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:15 am

LX normally operates a mix of Fokker 100's and Avro RJ100's to BUD, but today A321's are planned for ZRH-BUD.
Hopefully they can take Malev booked pax too, since they simply want to get uplifted.

A sad day for Hungary and Malev. I hope they will see a re-start soon!
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:20 am

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 19):
No, it is good: it removes capacity from the markets, which will hopefully not be fully returned. This should make yields and profits increase in a terribly-performing industry. It is towards normal economics - as it should be - although it is still typically too slow for airlines.

Absolutely agree - but unfortunately, as you indicate, it doesn't always work that way in this industry. JK went bankrupt a week ago - what has happened? U2, SK, VY and others throwing in extra capacity immediately, filling the void. Granted, JK didn't just go belly up from overcapacity in their markets, but still. And when Sterling went bankrupt in late 2008, indeed caused to a great extend by overcapacity in its markets - what happened? The day after, DY and other rushed in to fill the market void - a market void that wasn't actually there, really, looking at it from a sustainability point-of-view. Specifically, I rmember CPH-AGP - before Sterling went belly-up, there were three operators, none of them making anything on the route. After they went belly-up, there were five!

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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:27 am

"Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on state radio that two Malev planes were still overseas, one in Tel Aviv, the other in the Irish Republic"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16866872

Last chance to grab a few pictures.  
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:30 am

There goes my Duna Club miles.  

I may have only flown them once (okay, twice, since it was WAW-BUD-WAW), but I really liked that "Malév touch". Very professional, courteous service, and even when their ground staff seemed to get gates all mixed up at BUD, they were able to make up for it in the air.

I hope MA comes back soon: otherwise, I have to start looking (yet again) for another oneworld FFP to move to!   

[Edited 2012-02-03 01:32:25]
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:35 am

     
...............Very sad indeed!!!! Hopes and prayers to all the employees, and their families. I really hope that all these people find employment elsewhere.

As for the yada yada over capacity stuff, one could justly say that ALL the low cost carriers have caused the over capacity, and selling tickets at prices that sooner or later will not turn a true profit as opposed to operating costs.

A real pity.
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:36 am

Quoting chrisrad (Reply 20):
LH want 4 times the price now....

There's a surprise! I don't know if it would be any help to you but W6 fly to BUD from HHN
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:39 am

Quoting chootie (Reply 27):
one could justly say that ALL the low cost carriers have caused the over capacity, and selling tickets at prices that sooner or later will not turn a true profit as opposed to operating costs.

Regardless, the most known LCCs are typically profitable, and often very much so, with very healthy margins. With a profit background, they can, generally, be deemed successful and sustainable. Their competitors have been, for the most part, unable to effectively compete, and their resulting financial performance has typically been dire. In 'normal' industries, those businesses that cannot effectively compete, and which are very often loss-making, obviously tend to exit the market. Yet very weak airlines linger and linger and linger... In my opinion, they should die much quicker, thereby hopefully leading to a more profitable and sustainable industry. But you'll likely disagree, which is fine.

[Edited 2012-02-03 01:42:49]
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:15 am

Quoting chrisrad (Reply 20):
Lucky I paid extremely cheap fares for FRA-BUD-FRA, however the issue is LH want 4 times the price now....

Why not just take the ICE to München and then the Railjet to BUD?
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:15 am

me think that longing for miles lost (for one short trip!) when thousands of employees are thrown to the streets without a job is indecent
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:33 am

Quoting Mermoz 1 (Reply 31):

Why? Lost miles are lost miles. He is just another creditor who will get nothing.

Two questions:

- How many more airlines will fail soon?
- How does that reflect on Hungary's current terrible shape?
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:52 am

Quoting ScottishDavie (Reply 28):
Quoting chrisrad (Reply 20):
LH want 4 times the price now....

There's a surprise! I don't know if it would be any help to you but W6 fly to BUD from HHN

I'm flying into FRA, I don't particularly feel like changing airports.

Quoting LOWS (Reply 30):
Quoting chrisrad (Reply 20):
Lucky I paid extremely cheap fares for FRA-BUD-FRA, however the issue is LH want 4 times the price now....

Why not just take the ICE to München and then the Railjet to BUD?

Thanks for the suggestion, however Munich to BUD, is over 7 hours as it is, plus I have to get to Munich from FRA. It's just too long!!
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:55 am

This is very sad news news, MA will be missed by all of us.

 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:06 am

Sad to wake up to this news . Malev will be missed they had a nice route network and a long history. I remember their Tu-154s until present day Boeing fleet.

RIP
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:09 am

What I wonder is if CSA or Tarom or some other carrier in that area of the world will set up a BUD station, or will it become mostly a LLC desitination.
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:09 am

Quoting PLANEGUY (Reply 11):
First Spanair and now Malev. Sad times for European aviation indeed.

I just dont buy this. Sad for the employees who have to find another job? Yes totaly. Sad for the industry that badly run airlines dissapear to the benefit of companies running a successful airline? Not at all.

The longer poorly run airlines stick around and are given aid to the detriment of ones run properly means the ones who are doing it right then become less successful themselves.

Poorly run airlines will always dissapear, why shouldnt they. Its not sad its business.
 
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:17 am

The last landing scheduled Malev flight as MAH745 from Helsinki at 9:47 local time / 2012 February 3.
I can't tell more...

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4584/malevlast.jpg
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:17 am

Hi,

by the way, I received a new Duna Frequent Flyer card Yesterday!

I'm sorry for the double posting, as I wrote it in the other Malev thread, but since I guess this could also help other users which are supposed to fly with MA in the next 3 days, it's legit to post it again: Do not rely on what is written on MA's website:



I was supposed to fly from FRA to BUD tomorrow (and to Cyprus and Ukraine in Summer by the way), and after quite a couple of dozen times clicking the redial button I came through and had an agent after 30 seconds.

A very friendly lady explained to me that since no other carrier would accept Malev documents anymore, the message written on the website that a rebooking to other carriers within the next 3 days is possible, is unfortunately obselete. The law aparently requires Malev to rebook you, but since no other carrier is accepting tickets from a bankrupt airline, they can't do much about it, and I don't see myself buying a new ticket for just a weekend trip and claim hundreds of Euros I had to pay in addition back from a bankrupt airline.

She offered me to write an email to [email protected] for refund and apologized. Wished her all the best. While I'm sad for all the people involved no matter if JK/MA, I thought that JK was a really crappy airline. MA was a nice airline, I feel sorry for them to be gone, as I always enjoyed traveling with them.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:18 am

"Malév shuts down, but which carriers might be interested in the 27 monopoly routes from Budapest?"


http://www.anna.aero/2012/02/03/male...-27-monopoly-routes-from-budapest/
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:24 am

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 40):
"Malév shuts down, but which carriers might be interested in the 27 monopoly routes from Budapest?"

As the article states the Greek routes will be attractive to A3 or OA . OA just announced a new route ATH-TLV and ATH-BUD would fit nicely with their plans. Time will tell.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:07 pm

Simply devastating news! But not surprising as the writing has been on the wall for years.

I grew up in Hungary and both my sister and brother in law were MA FAs for 20 years +.

I took one of the last BUD-YYZ flights a few years ago. What went wrong with MA has been discussed to length but now it's time to look towards the future of Hungarian and Eastern European aviation. I know some would say that Hungary does not need a national airline, I disagree. Wizz will probably take up the slack as much as they can. After MA, LH has the most flights to BUD.

The Only small consolation for aviation lovers and spotters at BUD will be the influx of larger aircraft that we will see some carriers deploy to BUD in the next few days.

My heart goes out to all the MA employees and pax.

I did a tribute to MAs long haul ops a few years ago

Tribute: Malev Ends Its Long Haul Flights. (by KrisYYZ Sep 26 2008 in Civil Aviation)


Malev YYZ-BUD-YYZ (Pics And Vids) (by KrisYYZ Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)


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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:08 pm

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 7):
I hope LO will take it as a very, VERY serious warning shot across their bow.

Just how exactly do LO and OK make money when many of their flights are only to other EU destinations? I guess they have monopoly routes, but wouldn't they make more money flying some longhaul flights? LO managed to hold on to some 767s which enables them to fly such flights, but what about OK? Let's also include other small carriers like CY, A3, OA, among others?
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:12 pm

Quoting krisyyz (Reply 41):
I did a tribute to MAs long haul ops a few years ago

Tribute: Malev Ends Its Long Haul Flights. (by KrisYYZ Sep 26 2008 in Civil Aviation)


Malev YYZ-BUD-YYZ (Pics And Vids) (by KrisYYZ Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)

I remember that and even replied to it . After seeing your report I wanted to try them out .
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:18 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 39):
but which carriers might be interested in the 27 monopoly routes from Budapest?"

27 monopoly routes and they still couldn't make money?   Must have been poorly run indeed!  
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:30 pm

Quoting r2rho (Reply 44):
27 monopoly routes and they still couldn't make money?   Must have been poorly run indeed!

Having a lot of monopoly routes isn't necessarily something very positive. One can also say: "they fly 27 routes that no other carrier finds interesting enough to operate."
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:32 pm

Damn! I really regret not taking the flight I booked with them last year now.

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 42):
but what about OK? Let's also include other small carriers like CY, A3, OA, among others?


Well OK & OA did fly long-haul but obviously didnt make money, I think CY flew to the USA in the past also.
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:32 pm

Bugger, such a sad news... Malev was my favourite airline for short-haul flight, it's so sad to see them going. And to be replace by what, Wizzair?

However, I bought on malev.com a one way ticket for march, should I kiss it goodbye? it's on a route that also had an Alitalia code share but my ticket is MA-tagged... I guess I'll never see my money back, isn't it?
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:41 pm

Quoting JL418 (Reply 47):
However, I bought on malev.com a one way ticket for march, should I kiss it goodbye? it's on a route that also had an Alitalia code share but my ticket is MA-tagged... I guess I'll never see my money back, isn't it?

From an Irish article :

Servisair, who were the ground handler for Malev, said it was their understanding that the Hungarian government would directly refund all customers who had booked tickets for Malev flights.

http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/dub...5066-Feb2012/?utm_source=shortlink

There is a helpline set up in Budapest but I guess getting through will be hard.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:47 pm

Quoting JL418 (Reply 47):
Bugger, such a sad news... Malev was my favourite airline for short-haul flight, it's so sad to see them going. And to be replace by what, Wizzair?

Even W6 is LCC they have very decent service and well served network.
 
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:49 pm

Hungarian Hirado.hu just played the last ATC transmission:

MA captain to BUD tower:

MA Capt :"On behalf of the entire crew of this last MA flight, we thank you for the years of continued support, bye"

BUD tower: "We thank you!, I hope we will talk again soon"

MA Capt: "perhaps under a different name"

Some picture from BUD today.... (in Hungarian, hirado.hu)

http://www.hirado.hu/Hirek/2012/02/0...leallt_Malev_reggel_6_orakor_.aspx


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