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Malaysia Airlines will switch its second daily Kuala Lumpur-London flight from a Boeing 747 to a new Airbus A380 this month, following the airline's A380 debut earlier this year on that same route.
The move is made possible by today's arrival of the third MAS A380 from Airbus HQ in Toulouse, France, with a fourth A380 due by the end of this week.
Malaysia Airlines will use these two superjumbos to start daily daytime flights from KL to London Heathrow on November 24.
Flight MH4 will depart KLIA at 10.45am to arrive London Heathrow the same day at 4.15pm; the return flight MH1 is wheels-up in London at 10pm, reaching reach KLIA the next day at 6.20pm.
This day service will complement Malaysia Airlines’ current A380 overnight service to the UK capital.
(MH2 departs KLIA at 11.40pm to land in London at 5.50am the following day; the return flight MH3 leaves London at 12 noon, touching down in Kuala Lumpur at 7.25am the next day.)
Malaysia Airlines will receive its remaining two A380s in the first quarter of 2013, with these slated for the Kuala Lumpur-Paris route.
MAS previously planned to bring its A380 onto the Sydney-KL route from November 26 this year, with Melbourne tipped to follow in March, to provide an 'A380 all the way' experience from Sydney and Melbourne through to London, but axed that plan in early October.
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