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Photo: Malaysia Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A380 super-jumbo

Airbus has delivered to national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) the first of its ordered six Airbus A380 superjumbos. Malaysia Airlines becomes the eighth A380 carrier.

The MAS A380 has 494 seats in a three class configuration with 8 seats in first class, 66 in business, and 420 in economy. The first class is in a 1-2-1 configuration and boasts the widest first class seats in the world. Business class is in a 2-2-2 configuration while economy is 3-4-3.

Malaysia Airlines will deploy the A380 on its Kuala Lumpur London Heathrow route from July 2 in thrice a week flight. The service will become a daily once the carrier receives its second A380 in August.

The carrier is due to join the oneworld alliance at the end of this year.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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