Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Malaysia Airlines takes delivery of its first A380

Posted by- Neelam Mathews

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) took delivery of its first A380, becoming the eighth operator of the world’s largest  airliner. 
The aircraft was handed over to MAS Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya by Airbus Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Brégier in Toulouse today and is expected to arrive at the Malaysian national carrier’s Kuala Lumpur base tomorrow (30 May 2012).
 “The A380 showcases our latest premium offering in products and services. This will be our latest flagship aircraft, offering new levels of comfort, luxury and convenience for long haul travel,” said Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, MAS Group Chief Executive Officer. “With the A380 in our fleet, MAS will reinforce its position as one of the world’s preferred premium carriers bringing great Malaysian Hospitality to our customers.”
Malaysia Airlines has ordered six A380s. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines, the aircraft feature a premium three class layout, with accommodation for a total of 494 passengers. Features include fully flat beds in First and Business Class, plus new wider seats in Economy.
Seats in all classes are equipped with the latest individual in-flight entertainment systems, USB ports and satellite telephone facilities.
The A380 is capable of flying 8,300 nautical miles or 15,300 km. This enables non-stop service with a full payload from Kuala Lumpur to any destination in Europe or one-stop service to major destinations in the US.

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