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Turkish Air Said to Consider Leasing A380s From Malaysia Air

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by Ercan ErsoyAndrea Rothman

11:33 AM BRST February 17, 2015

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A Malaysia Airlines System Bhd. A380 aircraft, produced by Airbus Group NV takes-off from Heathrow airport's Terminal 4 in London, on July 18, 2014. Turkish Airlines is considering leasing two Airbus A380 superjumbos from Malaysia Airlines. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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(Bloomberg) --- Turkish Airlines is considering leasing two Airbus A380 superjumbos from Malaysian Airline System Bhd., giving the rapidly expanding carrier a test run at flying the worlds largest airliner, according to people familiar with the plan.

Senior management will ask for approval from the board in coming days to enter formal talks with Malaysia Airlines, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. Malaysia Airlines, which operates six A380s, no longer needs the capacity, another person said.

Offloading parts of its A380 fleet would help Malaysia Airlines in its efforts to rescale its business after two aircraft disasters last year. Turkish Airlines is among the fastest growing carriers in the world and so far doesnt operate the double-decker, which could support the flag carriers push to establish its Istanbul base as a transfer hub for travel between Europe and the U.S. and Asia, mirroring the strategies of top Persian Gulf carriers located further southeast.

A spokesman for Turk Hava Yollari AO, as Turkish Airlines is formally known, declined to comment, as did a spokeswoman for Toulouse, France-based Airbus Group NV.

Exploring Options

Following Malaysia Airlines restructuring announcement, the national carrier is exploring new ways to reposition itself as a stronger and more sustainable airline for the future, the Subang-based carrier said in a statement. However, the airline is unable to confirm on the matter as the business plan has yet to be finalized.

Turkish Airlines rose as much as 1.2 percent and was trading up 0.9 percent at 9.35 liras as of 11 a.m. in Istanbul. Airbus was 0.1 percent higher at 50.72 euros in Paris. Malaysia Airlines is controlled by sovereign-wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd.

Turkish Airlines is expanding its fleet at a rate of almost three planes a month after ordering 117 aircraft from Airbus and 95 from Boeing Co. Focusing on higher frequencies has meant that until now Turkish wasnt ready to take on high-capacity planes, though a chance to lease a small number of A380s, without the commitment to purchasing, would allow the carrier to test whether it has sufficient demand.

Malaysia Airlines is looking to lease out the superjumbos because traffic has waned following two disasters last year. In early 2014, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared, and no trace of the plane has been found to date, with all occupants officially declared dead. In July, another 777 crashed in Ukraine following a suspected missile attack, also killing everyone on board.

A380 Orders

For Airbus, which has struggled to find new customers for the A380, even a small lease agreement involving the large plane would offer a respite, as it would give a fast-growing airline the chance to assess the model with a view toward possibly buying or leasing more in the future.

Airbus has failed to find a new airline buyer for the A380 since 2013. Its only purchaser in 2014 was a leasing company, Amedeo, that has yet to line up a single carrier to take any of the 20 it ordered.

Leasing a plane from another company typically comes in two forms. A dry lease would hand over the Malaysia A380s to Turkish but require the new operators pilots and flight attendants to get trained to work on the plane. A so-called wet lease would include trained pilots and flight attendants.

 

 

To contact the reporters on this story: Ercan Ersoy in Istanbul at eersoy@bloomberg.net; Andrea Rothman in Toulouse at aerothman@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Benedikt Kammel at bkammel@bloomberg.net Christopher Jasper, Tom Lavell

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Turkish Airlines may lease two A380s from Malaysia Airlines

 

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Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) is studying the possibility of leasing two A380-800 from Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) well placed company sources have told Bloomberg business news. According to the report, Turkish Airlines' senior management will, in the coming days, approve whether or not to proceed with formal talks with the Malaysians.

 

A similar deal was announced early last year involving the lease of four A380s from an undisclosed carrier only for the contract to fall through at the last moment. Turkish had planned to use the double-decker quadjets on services to China where slot availability is limited.

 

In January this year, the Turkish carrier was said to be in talks with Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) over a possible order for at least ten A380s though neither Airbus nor airline management confirmed the Reuters report.

 

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Acompanhei a discussão pelo Airliners e láfoi dito que estes provenientes da Jet Airways não poderiam operar nos EUA, pela linha de raciocínio os A388 ficariam para a rota de SYD.

 

 

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É um bom acordo para a MH e TK, a primeira reduz a sobreoferta enquanto a segunda testa a aeronave (snme fizeram o mesmo com os 77W da Jet Airways).

Enquanto isso os da Skymark virarão white tail.

Será que esses A380 da Skymark não irao para a Turkish tb por um precinho camarada? Pelo visto eles estão muito querendo A380, ao menos um certa quantidade

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Será que esses A380 da Skymark não irao para a Turkish tb por um precinho camarada? Pelo visto eles estão muito querendo A380, ao menos um certa quantidade

Não sei. Talvez prefiram a MH por que é mais compatível a configuração, tipo, só trocar as cores das poltronas.

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Não sei. Talvez prefiram a MH por que é mais compatível a configuração, tipo, só trocar as cores das poltronas.

Ou então porque ficar com o "aluguel" de 2 A388 seria melhor para a TK testar a aeronave ao invés de efetuar uma aquisição efetiva, por um lado é muito bom, pois nenhuma antes teve essa oportunidade. A MH ficaria com os outros 4 restantes para as rotas de CDG e LHR.

 

 

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