Malaysia Airlines W11 International Changes from late-Sep 2011: Update as of 05AUG11

Note: Additional changes has made since the appearance of this post. Please refer to post on 08AUG11.

As per 05AUG11 GDS timetable and inventory display, Malaysia Airlines further adjusted planned Winter 2011/12 International operation. Unlike other airlines, all changes will go into effect from 26SEP11, one month earlier than most carriers (Although in 1960s/70s, most airlines’ transitioned from summer to Winter schedule from late-September).

Latest new changes sees the shift of new Airbus A330-300 (333) aircraft operation, which will be operating most Australian service. Other significant change sees the capacity reduction to London Heathrow, which results in cancellation of First Class on 1 of 2 Daily flights.

All changes mentioned below remains subject to further changes:

Kuala Lumpur – Adelaide Airbus A330-300 (333) replace Boeing 777-200ER
Kuala Lumpur – Bandung eff 01SEP11 Increase from 4 to 5 weekly
Kuala Lumpur – Beijing Boeing 777-200ER replace Airbus A330-300 (333)
Kuala Lumpur – Delhi MH190/191 Boeing 777-200ER replace Airbus A330-300 (333)
Kuala Lumpur – Denpasar MH715/716
26SEP11 – 29OCT11 Day x2 Airbus A330-200 replace -300 (333)
eff 30OCT11 Daily Airbus A330-200

Kuala Lumpur – Jeddah
30OCT11 – 11FEB12 Service operates 2 weekly (Day 36) with Boeing 777-200ER
12FEB12 – 24MAR12 Service operates 4 weekly (Day x257) with Boeing 777-200ER

Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow MH004/001 Boeing 777-200ER replace 747-400, Removal of First Class service
Kuala Lumpur – Melbourne All 2 Daily service operates with Airbus A330-300 (333), replace Boeing 777-200ER
Kuala Lumpur – Osaka Kansai Boeing 777-200ER replace Airbus A330-300 (333)
Kuala Lumpur – Perth
26SEP11 – 30NOV11 Reduce from 10 to 9 weekly, all Boeing 777-200ER service
01DEC11 – 14FEB12 MH125/126 Daily flight operates with old A330-300 aircraft (330)
15FEB12 – 24MAR12 All 10 weekly service operates with NEW A330-300 aircraft (333)

Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo Narita Reduce from 11 weekly to Daily (MH070/071 canceled)

Planned NEW Airbus A330-300 (333) aircraft scheduled from following dates is now canceled:
Kuala Lumpur – Dubai (2 of 3 weekly; eff 19FEB12)
Kuala Lumpur – Dubai – Dammam (eff 14FEB12)
Kuala Lumpur – Mumbai Day 6/7 (previously planned eff 30OCT11 – 16FEB12)

New Airbus A330-300 (333) continues to operate Kuala Lumpur – Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur – Shanghai Pu Dong MH386/387.

Previously mentioned changes:
Kota Kinabalu – Kaohsiung Service CANCELLED