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Labor union urges Malaysia Airlines to scrap order for six A380 planes

Labor union urges Malaysia Airlines to scrap order for six A380 planes

Malaysia Airlines' labor union Wednesday urged the money-losing carrier to scrap its order for six A380 superjumbos after Airbus announced further delivery delays.
Airbus on Tuesday pushed back the delivery date for the first A380 jet for the third time until the second half of 2007 due to wiring complications. The plane is now two years behind its original schedule.
The 8,000-strong Malaysian Airline System Employees Union reiterated its call for the state-controlled carrier to scrap the planned purchase.
Union secretary Mustafa Maarof said the airline does not need new planes and warned such huge double-decker aircraft will strain its finances and also manpower following recent layoffs.
The list price of the A380 is around US$300 million (


Updated : 2021-06-13 03:39 GMT+08:00