Malaysia Airlines, which has now taken delivery of the first of six A380 aircraft on order, will operate the new aircraft non-stop from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur three times a week from 2nd July 2012. The 494 seats comprise 350 Economy and eight fully-flat First seats on the main deck, and 66 fully-flat Business and 70 Economy seats on the upper deck. A second A380 will be introduced in August 2012, bringing in a daily service to Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia Airlines recently upgraded its Golden Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4, which includes pre-boarding dining and shower facilities and views overlooking the runway, as well as a new Golden Lounge at Kuala Lumpur.
“The A380 showcases our latest premium offering,” said Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, the airline’s Chief executive. “This will be our flagship aircraft offering new levels of comfort, luxury and convenience for long-haul travel. With the A380 in our fleet, we will reinforce our position as one of the world’s preferred premium carriers, bringing great Malaysian hospitality to our customers.”
Malaysia Airlines’ A380 enhancements will include the introduction of the ‘Chef-on-Call’ service – currently only available to First Class guests – for Business Class passengers.
A Thales seat back on-demand system, with easy-to-use on-screen controls, will offer every passenger the latest inflight entertainment. All seats in all classes are also equipped with USB ports and satellite telephone facilities.