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Malaysia Airlines Offers A380 Services to Hong Kong

Malaysia Airlines Offers A380 Services to Hong Kong

Malaysia Airlines will commence a daily Airbus A380 service on its Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong route from 1st May 2013, offering ex-UK passengers a daily A380 connection from London Heathrow through to Hong Kong – including a First Class cabin. The 494-seater A380 will replace one of the current B737-800 double daily services on the route. Malaysia Airlines A380

Hong Kong will Malaysia’s third A380 destination after London and Paris. Flight MH72 from Kuala Lumpur will now depart at 09.15 and arrive in Hong Kong at 13.05, while MH73 from Hong Kong leaves at 14.45 and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 18.25.

The 420 Economy Class seats comprise 350 on the main deck and 70 on the upper deck. The forward recline seats come equipped with individual PED power supply, USB port and a 10.6” inflight entertainment touch screen.

A further 66 Business Class seats on the upper deck each come with individual 17” inflight entertainment screen, the largest of Malaysia Airlines’ fleet.

Personal items stowage is available on each seat along with 115VAC PED power supply and USB port and services including ‘Chef on Call’ now available for A380 Business Class passengers.

With the A380 replacing the B737-800, Malaysia Airlines is also introducing First Class travel on this route. The A380 has eight First Class seats on the main deck, which converts into a flat bed 87” long and 40” wide, making it the widest First Class seat in the skies.

Each seat has an individual 23” inflight entertainment screen with personal closet and stowage for coat, luggage, laptop and personal belongings.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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