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Malaysia Airlines to fly Airbus A380 to Hong Kong
- Category: Airport & Airline
- Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:30
The 494-seater super jumbo will be replacing one of the current B737-800 double daily services on this route. Flight MH72 from Kuala Lumpur will now depart at 9.15 and arrive Hong Kong at 13.05, while MH73 from Hong Kong leaves at 14.45 and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 18.25.
Hong Kong will be the national carrier's third A380 destination after London and Paris. In conjunction with the introduction, Malaysia Airlines will be offering special A380 fares from London Heathrow to Hong Kong from just £540 return including taxes and charges. The fare is valid for bookings made from 22 April to 6 May 2013, for travel between 1 May and 5 July; 15 August and 24 September and 5 October and 30 November 2013.
Passengers from the UK can take advantage of short outbound connections through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), departing London Heathrow at 12.00 on the MH3 and arriving into KLIA at 07.35 to join the new MH72 A380 flight to Hong Kong at 09.15.
The return MH73 flight from Hong Kong connects to the MH2 to London Heathrow, departing KLIA at 23.40 and arriving into the UK at 05.50. And for those wishing to connect on the MH4 from KLIA to London Heathrow at 10.10 daily, Malaysia Airlines is offering a free one-night stopover at the Sama-Sama Hotel in KL for bookings made by 6th May for travel during the above period*.
The growing A380 fleet offers Malaysia Airlines’ passengers a premium service on the latest and most spacious aircraft in the skies. 420 economy class seats comprise 350 on the main deck and 70 on the upper deck. The forward recline seats come equipped with individual PED power supply, USB port and 10.6 inches in-flight entertainment touch screen.
66 Business Class seats on the upper deck each come with individual 17-inch in-flight entertainment screen, the largest of Malaysia Airlines’ fleet. Personal items stowage is available on each seat along with 115VAC PED power supply and USB port and services including ‘Chef on Call’ now available for A380 business class passengers.
With the A380 replacing the B737-800, Malaysia Airlines is also introducing First Class travel on this route. The super jumbo has eight First Class seats on the main deck, which converts into a flat bed of 87 inches in length and a width of 40 inches, making it the widest First Class seat in the skies. Each seat has an individual 23-inch in-flight entertainment screen with personal closet and stowage for coat, luggage, laptop and personal belongings.
* Free stopover offer valid for passengers connecting from the MH73 from Hong Kong in economy and business class. Offer is valid for a minimum of two passengers travelling together