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.