Malaysia Airlines is introducing its double daily Airbus A380 flights on the Kuala Lumpur-London return route effective 24 November 2012, increasing the weekly seat capacity by 16%, from 5971 to 6916 in each direction.
The double daily service will be inaugurated after the national carrier receives another two of the six A380s by end of this month.
The group chief executive officer of Malaysia Airlines Encik Ahmad Jauhari said, “Ever since our A380 operations on the Kuala Lumpur-London route from 1 July this year, the customer response has been overwhelming.
“The introduction of our latest 5-Star product standards on the A380 was also complemented by Skytrax, UK renewing our 5-Star Airline status.
“This momentum of 5-Star quality service delivery across all our customer touch points has been well received and comes at a time of great change as we embark on a series of improvements to repositioning ourselves as a premium carrier.
“Encouraged by the success of our current daily A380 operations on this route, we have decided to replace the existing B747 daily flights with the A380 to make it double daily on the superjumbo.
“This initiative is also our efforts to standardize our product offering on this popular route for oneworld customers when we join the alliance by early next year,” he added.
The national carrier will also commence daily A380 operations for Kuala Lumpur-Paris-Kuala Lumpur effective 01March 2013 next year, to replace the current B777 daily services on this route.
With the deployment of the A380 on two of the popular European routes, the national carrier will be able offer the latest premium products and services to travellers and this customer proposition is also certain to increase tourist arrivals into Malaysia next year, which coincides with Visit Malaysia year 2013.