MAS plans A380 services to London and Amsterdam

31 May 2011 by BusinessTraveller

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) hopes to operate its A380 superjumbos between Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol according to respected aviation website

The superjumbo could be arriving in Europe as early as next year when MAS expects to take delivery of five of the six A380s on order.   

Operating the A380 into these two leading airports makes sense for MAS. London is one of MAS’ most popular destinations while Amsterdam is also logical because MAS works more closely with Dutch carrier KLM than with any other airline.  

KLM and MAS share one another’s flight codes and this allows MAS passengers to make connections to and from KLM’s extensive network covering the UK, mainland Europe and Scandinavia.

It will be the first time any airline has operated the A380 into Amsterdam on a scheduled basis. (KLM itself has not ordered any A380s).

MAS says its A380 will accommodate 510 passengers. There will be eight seats in first (located on the main deck) and 54 in business class (upper deck).  There will also be a 26-seater premium economy cabin (a ‘first’ for MAS) on the upper deck. The large 420-seat economy class zones will be split between the main and upper decks.

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Report by Alex Mcwhirter

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