Malaysia Airlines New Airbus A380 Aircraft Operates Sydney-Kuala Lumpur vv Route From 26 November 2012
Customers of Malaysia Airlines will be able to experience the latest state of the art product when the award winning carrier introduces the new Airbus A380 aircraft on its Sydney-Kuala Lumpur vv route.
The A380 will commence operations from Sydney effective, 26 November 2012 offering daily direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on MH122/MH123 services. From this day, Malaysia Airlines afternoon flight departs Sydney at 3.40pm and arrives into Kuala Lumpur at 8.50pm. The inbound service departs Kuala Lumpur at 10.40pm and arrives into Sydney at 9.35am the next day.
Malaysia Airlines’ Regional Senior Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and South West Pacific, Mr Yap Kiang Thiam said, “The introduction of this brand new aircraft on the Sydney- Kuala Lumpur route demonstrates the significance we place on the Sydney market. Customers will enjoy more than 1000 extra seats per week with the introduction of the A380,” he added.
The A380 has a capacity of 494 seats in a three-class configuration comprising 8 First Class seats and 350 Economy Class seats on the main deck, together with 66 Business Class seats and 70 economy Class seats on the upper deck.
The First Class cabin has a luxurious seat pitch of 89 inches with 87 inch full flat bed seats complemented with individual 23 inch inflight entertainment (IFE) screens whilst the Business Class cabin features a seat pitch of 74 inches and full flat bed seats each measuring 72 inches in length together with individual 17-inch IFE screens.
The Economy class seats with an 18-inch seat width and recline of 6 inches, have a seat pitch of 32 inches and individual IFE screens measuring 10.6 inches. In-seat laptop charging facilities are available on every seat in First and Business Class. In Economy, laptop charging facilities are shared by every 2 seats.
The aircraft is fitted with the Thales entertainment system, with fully customised Graphic User Interface specific for quick navigation and seats in all classes are equipped with USB port and satellite telephone facility.
Operated by a cabin crew team of 21 members for inflight delivery of the unique Malaysian Hospitality, customers travelling on Malaysia Airlines’ A380 will be treated to a fine selection of Malaysian and International cuisines with lighter and healthier-concept meals. For the first time, the ‘Chef-on-Call’ facility, currently available to First Class passengers of Malaysia Airlines, will also be available for Business Class passengers of the A380 as an extension of the airline’s renowned Branded Customer Experience.
The first A380 of Malaysia’s national carrier commenced 3 times weekly operations on the Kuala Lumpur-London route from 1 July 2012. The second A380 will also be introduced on this route from by mid-August 2012 to offer daily operations while the third will be used on the Kuala Lumpur-Sydney route. This will enhance the kangaroo route as passengers will be able to experience the A380 between Sydney and London via Kuala Lumpur.