Malaysia Airlines unveiled (08-Mar-2012) the new branding for its A380 fleet which it plans to take delivery of from Jun-2012. The first aircraft is expected to commence operations from 01-Jul-2012 on Kuala Lumpur-London Heathrow service. Malaysia Airlines has six A380 aircraft on order, configured with a total of 494 seats including eight first class, 66 business and 420 economy seats. The airline does not plan to change the liveries on its other aircraft to the one featured on the A380 at this stage. Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Encik Ahmad Jauhari Yahya stated the aircraft will launch the airline's efforts to position itself "as a preferred premium carrier". [more - original PR]
Malaysia Airlines to receive first A380 in Jun-2012, unveils new branding for A380 fleet
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