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Malaysia Airlines takes delivery of first A380

30-May-2012 8:12 AM

Malaysia Airlines announced (29-May-2012) it took delivery of its first A380 aircraft, making it the eighth operator of the aircraft type. The airline, which has five more of the aircraft on order, configured the aircraft with 494 seats in a three class configuration. MAS Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said, "The A380 showcases our latest premium offering in products and services. This will be our flagship aircraft, offering new levels of comfort, luxury and convenience for long haul travel. 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." [more - original PR]