Initially delivered on May 29th 2012, Malaysia Airlines new A380 has received a new livery celebrating the carrier’s new Flagship official launch next week. The carrier which had accepted its first plane of the type from Airbus in Toulouse last week is feverishly awaiting the aircraft introductory flight on the Kuala Lumpur-London route on July 2nd.
Powered with four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines, Malaysia Airlines A380 is fitted with a flat bed-equipped First and Business Class. Together with the Economy class, the aircraft would allow 494 passengers to travel in utmost comfort at ranges greater than 8,300 nautical miles (15,300 kilometres).
Operating in a neighborhood where Singapore Airlines A380 has endured in establishing highest standards of A380 Premium flight, Malaysia Airlines must also battle with Qantas much and its much publicized A380 interior design. The new A380 will primarily allow the carrier to offer Premium services on the highly competitive Kangaroo Route linking England to Australia.