Malaysia Airlines technical problems with A380s

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  • AMcWhirter

    Malaysia Airlines has had to cancel a couple of London flights owing to technical problems with its fleet of six A380s.

    No fewer than three A380s have been withdrawn from service, one A380 is currently flying to Medina (presumably on a pilgrim service) so that leaves just two A380s to operate the double-daily KUL-LHR route.

    In a statement the airline says that tonight’s MH2 KUL-LHR flight (Sunday March 26) has been cancelled along with tomorrow’s MH3 LHR-KUL (Monday March 27.

    What makes the situation even more confusing is that MH2 had already been retimed to operate tomorrow with a KUL departure at 0800 with MH3 retimed to depart LHR tomorrow at 1540. Both these flights have been cancelled.

    In a statement MAS says it is “currently undergoing an extensive inspection and replacement of Rolls-Royce engines on its A380 fleet. We are working hard to resolve the issue with Rolls-Royce to minimise further disruption to our services.”

    And then today’s MH3 LHR-KUL, which should have flown non-stop, was diverted to Dubai because of a medical emergency. Although this flight will continue on to KUL it does mean the delay will result in passengers missing connections.

    MAS says that passengers intending to fly the LHR-KUL-LHR route in the near future are “encouraged to check the flight status page at”

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