Given, as others have mentioned above, the A330s will be used to service MH’s regional network – the product will stack up very nicely compared to other full service Asian carriers’ medium haul products.
This investment demonstrates that MH’s focus in the short to medium term will be building profitability through this regional network and scaling back their unproitable European long haul services which operate in a highly competitive market already.
Like many airlines these days, MH deosn’t need to fly to everywhere. So long as it’s core regional business remains strong, this will be the key to her success. This product makes MH very competitive in this respect – in my opinion.