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Malaysia Airlines Commences Paris Journey with A380 - National Carrier offers great deals as Airbus A380 is rolled out to serve Paris

Subang, 22 January 2013 : Malaysia Airlines will commence A380 services on its Kuala Lumpur-Paris route beginning 1 March 2013. The French capital is the second European destination after London in the national flag carrier’s long haul network to be operated by the superjumbo. The 494-seater Airbus 380 daily services to Paris will be rolled out to replace the current 282 seat B777 operations, increasing daily seat capacity by 75% effective 1 March 2013.

In conjunction with the A380 operations, Malaysia Airlines is offering attractive promotional fares from now till 11 February 2013, valid for travel from 1 March 2013 till 30 September 2013. Economy class travel on the state-of-art A380 is now possible at all inclusive return airfares starting from RM2899. A ‘Golden Ticket’ campaign during this offer period, allows economy class customers a chance to be upgraded to business class when travelling between 1 March 2013 and 30 Sept 2013. Winners of ‘Golden Tickets’ will be randomly chosen by seat number on flights between Kuala Lumpur and Paris.

Meanwhile, the all-inclusive promotional return fares for Business Class from Kuala Lumpur to Paris starts from only RM11969, while return First Class fares start from RM 31465.

Malaysia Airlines, Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution, Duncan Bureau said, "We first started flying this route in April 1982 using the DC-10 aircraft with a transit in the Middle East. Today in 2013, almost 31 years later, we are using our latest flagship aircraft, the A380 which showcases our newest premium offering in products and services, for this non-stop service. With the A380 flying to Paris, Malaysia Airlines is proud to offer new levels of comfort, luxury and convenience to our guests.”

“The "Golden Ticket" free upgrade incentive and the low fare promotions is also our way of rewarding our customers who have patronized Malaysia Airlines throughout the years. We are currently celebrating our 40th anniversary flying as Malaysia Airlines and with our entry into Paris with our big bird, this is indeed timely to share the A380 joy with our customers.” Duncan added.

With the A380 replacing the B777-200, Malaysia Airlines is also introducing First Class travel on this route. The super jumbo has 8 First Class seats on the main deck, each with a pitch of 89 inches and convertible into a full flat bed of 87 inches length and a width of 40 inches. Each seat also boasts an individual 23-inch in-flight entertainment screen with personal closet and stowage for coat, luggage, laptop and personal belongings.

First and Business Class Customers flying to Paris will also cherish the premium chef-on-call service which features various meal options ranging from Malaysian favourites, international cuisines, chef’s recommendations and also light and healthy choices. Customers can pre-book a chef-on-call meal by contacting Malaysia Airlines 24-hour Call Centre at 1300 88 30001300 88 3000 or +603 7843 3000+603 7843 3000 (outside Malaysia), or by visiting a Malaysia Airlines Ticketing Office anytime 24 hours before their flight.

Customers can book their travel on Malaysia Airlines through  all distribution channels mainlywww.malaysiaairlines.com, Malaysia Airlines 24 hours toll free number 1 300 88 3000, MHBuddy in Malaysia Airlines Facebook, MHmobile, Malaysia Airlines ticket offices and appointed agents throughout Malaysia.

Since first entering service in 2007, the A380 has exceeded all expectations, flying more people further at lower cost, while significantly reducing carbon emissions.  The spacious, quiet cabin and smooth ride have also made the A380 a firm favourite with passengers. Malaysia Airlines received its very first A380 last July, becoming the 8th in the world to fly the world’s largest and most eco-efficient airliner.

Paris is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. The city is rich with historic associations and is predominantly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed as the Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world's finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics. The French capital is a must visit place in most avid travellers’ list. Malaysia Airlines aims to make travel to Paris more memorable with its luxury product, the A380.

22 jan 2013