Reply To: Alex on… Can Thai and MAS fully utilise their A380s?

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Alex .. I gather Malaysia Airlines has not been able to operate its A380 on flights to Melbourne and Sydney due to the existing air services agreement between Malaysia and Australia – which limits the number of seats it can operate into both cities due to AirAsia also operating the same routes from KL. As a result, if MAS chooses to operate the A380 on either route, it would have to concede its double daily frequency as a forfeit.

Demand on both sectors remain high and not weak as you have mentioned.

Coincidently under the same agreement, Adelaide is the only city served where MAS is not seat restricted.. Although i doubt we’ll see A380 there anytime soon…

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