MAS threatens A380 cancellation

MALAYSIA Airlines is threatening to cancel its orders for six A380s due to long delivery delays.

“We do not rule out anything,” said chief executive officer Azmil Zahruddin when asked for a comment. “It is frustrating to plan with the delays by Airbus,” he added.

Airbus paid US$30 million to the Malaysian carrier as partial compensation for the delays, which saw the initial delivery of the aircraft pushed back from January 2007 to late 2011.

Whether this is serious talk or just an initial salvo for future negotiations remains to be seen.

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