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Online voting begins for Malaysia Airlines A380 'The Big Flight' competition

Subang, 13 May 2012 – The online voting to decide the best eight entries for 'The Big Flight' competition organised by Malaysia Airlines has begun.

The national airline organised this competition in conjunction with the forthcoming delivery of its first Airbus A380 aircraft where participants were required to submit the most creative video clip about why they are unique and deserve the joy ride on this new aircraft.

Around 350 entries were received and 20 entries were shortlisted and are uploaded on Malaysia Airlines' official Youtube voting page at www.youtube.com/MalaysiaAirlines.

Members of the public are now invited to vote the best of the shortlisted entries for 8 winners to get the chance of a lifetime to experience Malaysia Airlines' A380 joyride flight cruising around the skies of Kuala Lumpur scheduled on 5 June 2012. Not only that, they also get the opportunity to share the joyous occasion with 3 of their friends.

Voting is open from now till 21st May 2012.

Malaysia Airlines Senior Vice President of Marketing & Promotions Al-Ishsal Ishak said, "The Big Flight contest with over 350 entries received, brought out the most unique and creative side of YouTube users in Malaysia to be a part of a historical event. However, after a rigorous streaming process that took one week to complete, the entries have been whittled to a shortlist of 20 videos. Now, the winner selection rests in the hands of YouTubers who will vote for their favourite videos".

The Malaysia Airlines A380 commercial service begins on 1 July 2012 with thrice weekly Kuala Lumpur – London return flights. The national carrier's A380's exterior will showcase a new blue livery whilst retaining its rich 'wau' heritage. The aircraft has 494 seats in a three-class configuration comprising 8 First Class, 66 Business Class and 420 Economy Class seats.

An incredible journey begins. Our new A380, from 1st July. Visit www.malaysiaairlines.com/myA380

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