KUALA LUMPUR: With the re- selling of its six superjumbo planes Airbus A380 to the European manufacturer, National Carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) could follow the footsteps of German airline Lufthansa AG to purchase other Airbus aircraft.
Aviation industry analysts, as quoted in New Straits Times (NST) Business last week, opined that the move would save costs as the cost to operate and maintain the large aircraft would be higher after Airbus stops its production by 2021.
Currently, MAS’ six A380s along with some of its A330 planes are being used by Amal airlines, which offers scheduled and charter services to Jeddah and Madinah from Kuala Lumpur and also being used by MAS when the airline needs to add capacity to various destinations during peak season.
New Straits Times further adds, Airbus spokesperson refused to respond on the possible re-sale of MAS’ A380 as it is part of the manufacturer’s confidential contractual talks and arrangements with its customers.
Source: New Straits Times