Malaysia Airlines is planning to gradually replace its Airbus A380 (above) on the Kuala Lumpur – London (Heathrow) route. The last A380 flight from LHR will be on March 5, 2018. The A380s are being replaced with the new 288-seat Airbus A350-900s (below) per Airline Route.
Above Copyright Photo: Malaysia Airlines Airbus A350-941 F-WZFG (9M-MAB) (msn 159) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 939652.
Malaysia will take delivery of its first Airbus A350 very soon and the new type will enter revenue service on December 9, 2017 between Kuala Lumpur and both Bangkok and Penang according to Airline Route.
Malaysia has six Airbus A380 in its fleet. Four are assigned to the London route and the other two are available for pilgrimage charters.
Malaysia is expected to retire the Airbus A380 fleet by June 2018.
Previously on September 12, 2017, Malaysia Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing for 16 airplanes including eight 787-9 Dreamliners.
Top Copyright Photo: Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380-841 9M-MNA (msn 078) LHR (SPA). Image: 926034.