Malaysia Airlines to switch to new Airbus A330-300X on Perth services

ABOVE: 9M-MKA Airbus A330-322 (cn 067) of Malaysia Airlines, at Denpasar Airport, Bali. This is one of their older A330-300s.
Photo © David Eyre
ABOVE: 9M-MRE Boeing 777-2H6 ER (cn 28412/155) of Malaysia Airlines lining up on runway 21 at Perth.
Photo © David Eyre

9 August 2011:

Malaysia Airlines has revised their Winter schedule, which takes effect from 26 September 2011. This will see a change from all services being operated by Boeing 777-200ERs to all eventually being operated by newly-delivered Airbus A330-323Xs.

Malaysia has used its older A330-322 on the Perth route, but not their new A330-323X.

26 September 2011 – 29 October 2011: Services reduce from 10 to 9 weekly, with Boeing 777-2H6ERs operating all services (9M-MRA-MRQ)

30 October 2011 – 30 November 2011: MH127/126 Saturday from KUL, Sunday from PER, OLD Airbus A330-322 replace 777-2H6ER. The other 8 weekly services operate with Boeing 777-2H6ER

1 December 2011 – 14 February 2012: All 10 weekly flights operated by  Airbus A330-322 (9M-MKA, 9M-MKC-MKJ), except MH127/126 Thursday from KUL, Friday from PER with NEW Airbus A330-323X (9M-MTA-MTH)

15 February 2012 – 24 March 2012 services return to 10 per week with ALL services operated by NEW Airbus A330-323X (9M-MTA-MTH)

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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