Malaysia Airlines welcomes new Airbus A380s to fleet

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16th Nov 2012
Malaysia Airlines welcomes new Airbus A380s to fleet

Malaysia Airlines will add two new A380 aircraft to its fleet by the in the coming days as the carrier prepares to launch a new double daily A380 services between London Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

The service will take off from on November 24th 2012.

Malaysia Airlines’ third Airbus A380 arrived at KLIA yesterday from Toulouse and the fourth new aircraft will join the fleet on November 23rd 2012.

Malaysia Airlines will use these two 494-seater aircraft to commence daytime A380 flights from KLIA to London Heathrow starting from 24 November 2012.

Flight MH4 will depart KLIA at 1045 daily to arrive London Heathrow the same day at 16:15.

The return flight MH1 departs London daily at 22:00 and arrives KLIA the next day at 18:20.

This day service will complement Malaysia Airlines’ current daily A380 night service to the UK capital, where MH2 departs KLIA at 11:45 and arrives in London at 05:25 the following day with the return flight MH3 departing London at 10:50am and arriving KLIA at 7:10 the next day.

Malaysia Airlines is the only carrier to offer direct non-stop services between UK and Malaysia.

With the introduction of the double daily A380 services, Malaysia Airlines will cease the 359-seater B747-400 flight operations between London and KLIA while improving weekly seat capacity by 37 per cent in both directions of the route.

The A380 services will offer 6916 seats weekly compared to 5,026 seats offered through the earlier double daily B747-400 operations, allowing more passengers to travel on the latest super jumbo aircraft.

Malaysia Airlines is the eighth operator of this new aircraft and will receive its remaining two A380 is by the first quarter of 2013.

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