KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Malaysia Airlines will commence Airbus A380 services on its Kuala Lumpur-Paris route beginning on March 1. In a statement today, it said the French capital is the second European destination after London in the national flag carrier’s long-haul network to be operated by the superjumbo.
“The 494-seater Airbus 380 daily services to Paris will be rolled out to replace the current 282-seat B777 operations, increasing daily seat capacity by 75 per cent effective March 1,” the carrier said.
In conjunction with the A380 operations, Malaysia Airlines is offering attractive promotional fares from now until Feb 11, valid for travel from March 1 to Sept 30.
Economy class travel on the state-of-art A380 is now possible at all-inclusive return airfares starting from RM2,899, it said, adding a ‘Golden Ticket’ campaign during this offer period allows economy class customers a chance to be upgraded to business class when travelling between March 1 and Sept 30.
“Winners of ‘Golden Tickets’ will be randomly chosen by seat number on flights between Kuala Lumpur and Paris,” the carrier said.
All-inclusive promotional return fares for Business Class from Kuala Lumpur to Paris start at RM11,969, while return First Class fares start at RM31,465.
“With the A380 flying to Paris, Malaysia Airlines is proud to offer new levels of comfort, luxury and convenience to our guests,” its Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution Duncan Bureau said.
With the A380 replacing the B777-200, Malaysia Airlines is also introducing First Class travel on this route, the statement said.