Malaysia Airlines will introduce double-daily A380 flights on London Heathrow – Kuala Lumpur from 24th November 2012, increasing weekly seat capacity by 16% from 5,971 to 6,916 in each direction. A daily Paris – Kuala Lumpur service will also commence on 1st March 2013.
Encik Ahmad Jauhari, Group Chief Executive, said: “Ever since our A380 operations on the London – Kuala Lumpur route from 1st 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 part of our efforts to standardise our product offering on this popular route for Oneworld customers when we join the alliance by early next year.”
Paris – Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Airlines will also commence daily A380 operations on the Paris – Kuala Lumpur route from 1st March 2013, to replacing the current B777 daily services.
Deployment of the A380 on the London and Paris routes is likely to increase tourist arrivals into Malaysia next year, which has been designated Visit Malaysia Year 2013.