Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister, Abdul Rahim Bakri, stated Malaysia Airlines has “no plans to rescind the order” for six A380s “at this juncture” despite the prolonged delivery date (Reuters/Bernama/AFP, 29-Jun-2010). The Minister added that Airbus would compensate the carrier MYR329 million (USD102 million) for the delay. The carrier will now take delivery of the aircraft in Apr-2012. It was initially scheduled to receive its first A380 in Jan-2007, with this subsequently pushed back to late 2011 before the latest delay to 2012.
30-Jun-2010 10:13 AM