I experienced a flight delay late last month on MH2266 Kuching-Sibu flight. The aircraft was supposed to depart at 1030 before it sustained a faulty engine on its PORT side. We were already onboard the aircraft while it left the aerobridge and it returned back after the safety demonstration by the air stewardesses.
The head of the engineering team arrived with a van with the spare parts needed for the repair. Apparently, the engine sustained more damage than expected (I overheard the first officer mentioned about oil leakage or something).
Since I got a lot of time to kill, I just went around the departure hall of Kuching International Airport to snap some photos
Kuching International Airport lack of shopping experience compare to other international airports (Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Langkawi) in Malaysia
Since my flight was delayed for more 2 hours, MAS gave the affected passengers a lunch coupon to dine at Marrybrown.
Arriving to Kuching International Airport might be confusing for first time traveler here as those who arrived from places other than the State of Sarawak will have to go through immigration clearance.
For those who arrived within Sarawak (Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Tanjung Manis, Mukah), there is no need for immigration clearance
The ageing MAS fleet of Boeing 737-400 which need to be phased out. I read they will replace the ageing fleet with Boeing 737-800 in the next few years.
The aircraft I was suppose to fly was beyond repair (MAS don't even to bother to notify us on the repair progress) and everyone rushed to the Transfer Counter to get the next flight back to Sibu.
I eventually flew at 1555 in another aircraft. The delay was more than 5 hours. MAS could have done better in giving us a more accurate information rather than keep us guessing on what to do next.