3-Jun-2018 6:44 PM

Malaysia Airlines drops A380 reconfiguration project: CEO Izham Ismail to CAPA

Malaysia Airlines CEO Izham Ismail, speaking to CAPA on the sidelines of the IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit, stated (03-Jun-2018) the airline no longer plans to reconfigure its A380 fleet. Capt Izham said the airline will continue to operate all six A380s in the existing three class 486 and 494 seat configuration and has dropped the earlier plan for retrofitting to a high density configuration with up to 700 seats. The new airline being established to operate the A380s on religious charters will try to use the premium capacity by focusing on the high end Umrah market.

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