Malaysia Airlines will extend its A380 service to Paris Charles De Gaulle next month.

The carrier will start downsizing its international operations from August, in preparation of its transformation into a new company on September 1 (see news, June 1).

The Paris superjumbo service was to be replaced by a B777-200ER from August 4, meaning first class will no longer be offered on the route.

This will still happen, but MAS will again operate the A380 between Kuala Lumpur on August 17/18, 18/19, 21/22 and 29/30, reports

The airline is reducing the number of flights it makes from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane, Denpasar, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Manila, Perth, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Taipei Taoyuan and Yangon (see news, July 2).

It will, however, retain the twice-daily A380 service between Kuala Lumpur and London Heathrow.