Malaysia Airlines Revises A380 Operation to London due July 2012 & Configuration Change

(Malaysia Airlines on 08MAR12 formally announced initial details on its A380 Super Jumbo. Airline Route First Reported this back in Nov 2011, with revised update on 05JAN12)

As per 05JAN12 GDS inventory display, Malaysia Airlines has adjusted initial Airbus A380 operation on Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow service.

The launch date is now moved by 1 day earlier to 01JUL12, as a result of operational day changes. Planned Daily A380 service is postponed from 15AUG12 to 25AUG12.

In addition to the operational change, the airline has REVISED Airbus A380 Configuration, which overall capacity is reduced from 503 to 487.

Latest operational schedule and Revised A380 Configuration as follows:

MH002 KUL2340 – 0550+1LHR 388 257
MH003 LHR1200 – 0725+1KUL 388 136

Daily A380 service on MH002/003 eff 25AUG12 from KUL, 26AUG12 from LHR.

REVISED A380 Configuration
Lower Deck First Class 8 Seats

Upper Deck Business Class 64 Seats (Increased from 52)

Economy Class 415 Seats
Upper Deck – 68 Seats (Reduced from 96. Row 32 – 40 only)
Lower Deck – 347 Seats