Monday, 19 March 2007

Airbus A380 still being added to Malaysia Airlines fleet

The Airbus A380, which is currently running almost two years behind schedule, is still being sought after by Malaysia Airlines despite reports that the new Jumbo was no longer needed.

MAS said they were "still in discussions with Airbus on the various options available". And then later said "These planes are really expensive. So there is no point wasting taxpayers' money if it no longer fits into MAS's overall plans".

The new jets were supposed to be delivered this year but now the earliest delivery won’t be until 2009.

1 comment:

Yzerfontein said...

The delay in the A380 has had the knock-on effect of AirAsia X's delayed launch. Of course Malaysia Airlines' subsidiary, Firefly Airlines, has no such problem - it's using Fokker F50s.