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Malaysia Airlines takes delivery of first A380

2-Jul-2012 8:25 AM

Malaysia Airlines stated (29 June 2012) it took delivery of its first A380 aircraft at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on 29-Jul-2012 ahead of its entry into commercial service on Kuala Lumpur-London Heathrow route on 01-Jul-2012. Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said, "The A380 in our fleet signals the start of a new level of product and experience for our guests. It is also part of our aggressive fleet renewal initiative where we are striving to bring down the average age of aircraft which will result in significant cost reductions as well. For the rest of 2012, we will take delivery of more Boeing 737-800, Airbus A330-300 and three A380 aircraft." [more - original PR]