Malaysia Airlines locks in its six Airbus A380s

Malaysia Airlines locks in its six Airbus A380s

Update | An earlier version of this story, based on early wire reports from the Malaysian press, indicated that MAS has received financing to purchase eight new Airbus aircraft, among them six A380s.

While this was also reported by several other global news outlets, as we dug further into the story we determined that the financing was in fact to cover existing purchase committments with Airbus, including the six A380s which Malaysia Airlines already has on its order sheet, rather than additional aircraft beyond that order.

Australian Business Traveller apologises for making a wrong call on this one – to err is human, etc – and we'll be doubly diligent in future.

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David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

3 comments

  • Azizi Khan

    azizikhan

    21 Nov, 2012 12:27 pm

    SYD-KUL Fingers crossed! 

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  • Al Glidden

    AlG

    21 Nov, 2012 12:43 pm

    As you say AusBT, to err is human! And I still hope SYD-KUL will appear back on an A380 schedule one day!

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  • mb68

    mb68

    26 Nov, 2012 02:21 pm

    I think its highly likely that these will be used for the east coast Australia KL runs. Does anyone know when MAS will recieve these extra,s ?

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