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Article from BTNews 8 JANUARY 2018

Malaysia swaps A380 for A350

Following delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB last November ‘oneworld’ carrier Malaysia Airlines will introduce the aircraft next Monday 15 January on its twice daily service between Heathrow and Kuala Lumper. 

The 286-seat aircraft is planned to replace 486-seat Airbus A380 on the route. 

Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Izham Ismail, who originally joined the airline as a pilot in 1979, is expected to hold what is termed a “keynote speech” in the airline's highly rated Golden Lounge at Heathrow T4. 

At present two of the six planned A350s have been delivered.  The airline has currently six A380s, 15 A330-300, and also committed to 25 Boeing 737 MAX, the first not due until 2019 to replace part of its 45-strong fleet of Boeing 737-800s due for retirement.

Malaysia’s A350s will feature four First Class seats, 31 Business Class seats, and 251 Economy seats. Notably, Malaysia Airlines becomes the first airline to offer a First Class cabin on the A350.  BTN  plans a FLYING AT FRONT END on the MH Airbus A350XWB in a forthcoming issue.

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