Malaysia Airlines appears to have decided the final flight for its B777-200ER aircraft.
According to airlineroute.net, the last operation by the Boeing aircraft is currently scheduled for March 26 on the Kuala Lumpur–Guangzhou route. The operating aircraft will switch to a B737-800 the day after.
Flight MH376 departs Kuala Lumpur at 0930 and arrives in Guangzhou at 1335. The return service on flight MH377 will take off from Guangzhou at 1440 and touch back down in Kuala Lumpur at 1845.
The retirement of the B777-200ER is part of Malaysia Airlines’ business restructuring. The Boeing aircraft has become something of a bad omen for the airline, after it lost two (MH370 and MH17) in the space of a few months last year.
Furthermore, the Oneworld member is consolidating much of its international long-haul operations, meaning that the extended range offered by the B777-200ER is no longer as useful to the airline. Flights to Amsterdam and Paris for example are due to be cancelled next month, as Malaysia Airlines looks to take advantage of its new partnership with Emirates (see here), through which it can continue to provide long-haul options to its passengers without actually having to operate the routes.
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