Malaysia Airlines becomes 8th A380 operator

Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) first A380 – the world’s largest passenger plane – has made its maiden flight between Kuala Lumpur International Airport and London Heathrow.

The route marked exactly 38 years of operations for the firm between the two cities and in launching the A380, the airline became the eighth to use the superjumbo for its services.

However, MAS’s version does boast the widest first class seats among the operators of this aircraft.

This is just the first of six A380s that the company will be flying by 2013 – the routes of which are yet to be confirmed.

Speaking about the firm’s latest offering, MAS group chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said: “The A380 showcases our latest premium offering in products and services. This will be our flagship aircraft, offering new levels of comfort, luxury and convenience for long haul travel.”

As well as London, MAS flies to dozens of other cities across the globe.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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