Malaysia's First A380 Touches Down in KL International Airport
30 May 2012, Subang – Malaysia’s first Airbus A380 the new flagship aircraft and pride of Malaysia Airlines, touched down in KL International Airport (KLIA) at 3:35pm today.
The first of the six A380 ordered by Malaysia Airlines, departed on its maiden journey from Toulouse, France yesterday and arrived safely on schedule in KLIA.
The aircraft was commanded by a team of technical crew comprising Captain Norshid Ali, Captain Mohd Seth Mohd Ariff, Captain Joseph Emuang Jr and Captain Sumar Lee Hashim Lee. Also on board, was a delegation comprising representatives of Airbus and senior Malaysia Airlines executives led by its Group Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.
Malaysia Airlines is the eighth operator of this super-jumbo and the first in the world to receive the aircraft for training purposes before returning to Toulouse for final touches.
Malaysia Airlines’ A380 has a seat configuration of 494 comprising 8 First Class and 350 Economy Class seats on the main deck and 66 Business Class and 70 Economy Class seats on the upper deck. The national carrier will commence thrice weekly commercial operations of the A380 on the Kuala Lumpur-London-Kuala Lumpur route effective 1 July 2012. Daily A380 operations on this route will start from 25 August 2012 when the second aircraft joins the national carrier’s fleet.
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