9 MAY 2011

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Article from BTNews 9 MAY 2011

Malaysia Airlines unveils its Airbus A380 layout

Heathrow is to gain Airbus A380 flights to Kuala Lumpur from next summer when Malaysia Airlines introduces the first of six aircraft on order.  They will be configured uniquely in a four-class setup featuring eight individual First Class Suites with a two-seat dining arrangement on the main deck and 23” video screens; 54 Business Class flat bed seats will be on the upper deck in a 2+2+2 arrangement with 17” screens and a bar and split into two cabins, the front one with just 18 passengers; also on the upper deck is a 28-seat Super Economy Class.

Malaysia will offer 420 seats in Economy with 10.6” IFE screens, a 32” seat pitch with forward articulation reclining 6” and a width of 17.5”.  The layout is 2+4+2 upstairs and 3+4+3 on the main deck.  Assuming the low-level storage bins favoured by some A380 operators are fitted if you are booking early on a ML flight always go for the upper deck. 

The delivery schedule calls for two aircraft in the second quarter (April to June); a further one in July, and an aircraft every other month from October through to February 2013. www.malaysiaairlines.com

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