3rd brand new Malaysia Airlines A380 aircraft arrives at KLIA
Malaysia Airlines’ third and brand new Airbus A380 aircraft arrived in KL International Airport (KLIA) at 9.35am today (15 November).
The aircraft, which was ferried from Toulouse, France, will undergo final preparations in KLIA for commercial flight operations. The fourth A380 will also be received by 22 November 2012.
We will use these two 494-seater aircraft to commence day-time flights from KLIA to London Heathrow effective 24 November 2012.
Flight MH4 will depart KLIA at 10.45am daily to arrive in London Heathrow the same day at 4.15pm. The return flight MH1 departs London daily at 10.00pm and will arrive in KLIA the next day at 6.20pm.
This day service will complement our current daily A380 night service to the UK capital, where MH 2 departs KLIA at 11.40pm and arrives in London at 5.50am the following day with the return flight MH3 departing London at 12.00 noon and arriving KLIA at 7.25am the next day.
With the introduction of the double daily A380 services effective 24 November 2012, Malaysia Airlines will cease the 359-seater B747-400 flight operations between KLIA and London.
The double daily A380 operations by Malaysia Airlines, the only full service carrier to offer direct services between Malaysia and the UK, will also improve weekly seat capacity by 37% in both directions of the KLIA-London Heathrow route.
The A380 services will offer 6,916 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 the remaining two A380 by the first quarter of 2013