2-May-2013 4:52 PM

Hong Kong becomes third A380 destination for Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines commenced (01-May-2013) A380 service on Kuala Lumpur-Hong Kong sector on 01-May-2013, in what it labelled as a "major milestone" for the carrier. The carrier currently operates twice daily on the sector with A330-300 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with A380 equipment to replace the A330-300 service. Malaysia Airlines’ Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said: "Hong Kong has great potential due to its good mix of business and leisure travellers—the city has a promising market and I also believe that our membership in the oneworld alliance from 1 February 2013 will also contribute to our load factor". With the A380 replacing the A330-300, Malaysia Airlines is also introducing first class travel on this route. Hong Kong is the national carrier's third A380 destination after London and Paris. [more - original PR]