I don't see how people can project a positive outcome. There's been charter airlines for a very long time, ones for religious charters as well as non-religious charters. None of them are very profitable, certainly not profitable enough to dig MAS out of the hole it is in. If it did become profitable, it would be a pretty easy business model to copy and/or undermine.
Look whos back!!
Charter airlines haven't gone bankrupt and they can operate at no loss and no profit. Very sustainable in the long run in fact. The anti A380 crusade seem hellbent on profits sky high and when there's no profit it means they should go bankrupt. Don't forget America voted for Donald Trump so we shall understand this logic.
Strange to read you making this statement since you yourself admitted the Skymark corporation that bought the A380 is dead and its investors largely wiped out, and has been replaced by another one with its name and branding.
Since you're so optimistic about the A380, when do you think the new Skymark will be buying replacement A380s? After all, what matters the most is that you get to fly on as many A380s as possible, not that the operator makes any money flying A380s.
No let us get this straight, a poster named Revelation claimed in the previous page that Skymark was bankrupt because of the A380. Now the new Skymark isn't flying yet and is not fly internationally which is when the A380 was originally to be used. I'm sorry that simple logic doesn't make it through.
Feel free to add your comments about how MAS is not suffering capacity risk right now. Otherwise, you're just ranting
No one disagrees with capacity risk. Every airline has that risk. MAS don't have that right now with prudent operation of their A380 fleet. Perhaps EK is most exposed now to risk with minimum 777s? Perhaps 777 is the reason why EK will go bankrupt because they don't get rid of some for A330s or A320s?
I am not surprised at your pessimism. Time will tell ..
Yes we will be here to see him/her wrong.
How likely will it be to see MH rebrand once their new fleet of A350's arrive? Re-branding seems to have been off the table for quite some time now. Not asking for much, just a new livery that will show off Malaysian Hospitality and the colourful Malaysian cultures
This was discussed last year at the MH board and they retained their name because they believe their branding is strong even though they had two accidents. Some airlines in the world, like Korean Airlines or CAAC (pre Air China) or Japan Airlines (JAL123) had major hits when they had accidents but they all still exist today as among the largest carriers in the world today. Having flown MH's A330 early this year it is not bad but that Malaysian hospitality is missing and so is that banter from the crew. You cannot blame them for what happen but they need to go back to basics to get customers to come back. And I genuinely think they are in the right direction at the moment. The A350 will be a good opportunity to rebrand but they are already doing that with their A330 and upcoming new product so it doesn't need to be radical.
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