Malaysia Airlines is considering deploying A350s to Asia rather than Europe

Malaysia Airlines’ CEO Peter Bellew has told Australian Business Traveller that he is considering deploying two of the A350s the airline has on order to Shanghai and Tokyo, instead of on additional routes to Europe.

A Malaysia A330-300 wearing the OneWorld livery. © M Radzi Desa

Bellew told the Australian Business Traveller:

“Doing another direct service to Europe doesn’t work very well due to the very low fares being offered by Gulf carriers, but we’re still working on it. The only way I can see it succeeding would be to work closely with another carrier.”

As previously reported, Malaysia Airlines still intends to deploy its first two A350s on its services to London Heathrow starting from mid-January of next year. The aircraft will replace the A380s used on the route, which will then be redeployed on Hajj and Umrah operations.

The six A350s the airline has on order will be leased from Air Lease Corporation, with deliveries of the first two due by year-end.


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