Malaysia Airlines denies A380 superjumbo order cancellation
in delivery of the aircraft.
options available and no decision has been made," the airline said in a
The denial was issued after the New Straits Times, citing unnamed sources, reported that the carrier was mulling cancellation of the order for the A380s over delivery delays.
The newspaper said the airline was expected to receive its first A380 by late 2009, a delay leading to exclusion from it's fleet plan.
"These planes are really expensive so there is no point in wasting taxpayers' money if it no longer fits into MAS' overall plans," a source was quoted as saying.
The struggling aircraft manufacturer on Friday saw strikes of thousands of Airbus workers across Europe after announcing 10,000 job cuts in a bid to solve a crisis caused mainly by problems with its A380 superjumbo jet.