MAS A380 delay

AIRBUS has delayed delivery of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) first A380 superjumbos for the second time.

MAS was expecting deliviery of thew first of its six order A380s back in January 2007. That was then pushed back to late 2011, but Airbus has now delayed it yet again to early 2012.

“We have recently been informed that there will be a delay in the delivery of the A380s,” said MAS’ managing director and chief executive Azmil Zahruddin. “The first A380 is now expected to be delivered in the first half of 2012,” he added.

Airbus has said the carrier will be compensated for the delay.

“Right now we are finalising the details of the new delivery schedule,” said an Airbus spokesperson, declining to go into the reasons for the delay.

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