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Malaysia Airlines will begin daily Airbus A380 flights to Paris tomorrow, March 1, with the superjumbo also set to make the shorter hop to Hong Kong.
The Kuala Lumpur-Paris route has been on the cards for some time, and follows the introduction of a double-daily A380 service to London as MAS welcomed a fifth superjumbo into its fleet.
However, MAS chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya only today revealed the addition of a KL-HK run during a press conference held for the airline's financial results.
Update: while Ahmad Jauhari Yahya cited April 1 as the start date for Hong Kong A380 flights, the global distribution system (GDS) used by travel agents indicates the service will begin on May 1st.
MAS has engaged French chef Amandine Chaignot to design its menu for the KL-Paris run, and also offers the airline's "Chef on Call" service where travellers can choose from a wider selection of meals before they board the plane.
MAS previously planned to bring its A380 onto the Sydney-KL route from November last year, with Melbourne slated for March 2013, to provide an 'A380 all the way' experience from Sydney and Melbourne through to London, but axed that plan in October last year.
Earlier this year the Malaysian flag-carrier joined the oneworld alliance, taking its place alongside an A-league roster of airlines including Qantas, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and American Airlines.
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