|A flying display with one of Malaysia Airlines' A380s|
An aircraft from Malaysia Airlines’ growing fleet of A380s wowed the crowds after taking part in a spectacular flying display, which was easily the highlight of the event’s opening day.
A photo of the A380’s flyover (which also featured four Sukhoi Su-30MKM fighter jets from the Royal Malaysian Air Force) appears on this page and I’ve uploaded more as a photo album on my Facebook page – click here to view them.
You may remember, this is not the first time I have written about Malaysia Airlines’ A380s on this blog. A couple of weeks ago, Airbus delivered its 100th A380 aircraft to the Asian carrier (click here for the story and photos), which not only marked a delivery milestone for Airbus but also highlighted the superjumbo’s importance to Malaysia Airlines.
In fact, the airline has now completed its re-fleeting exercise for long-range wide-body aircraft, replacing the fleet of Boeing 747-400s that have served on the Malaysia Airlines network since the 1990s.
“The A380 is part of our Business Plan to win back customers. These new aircraft featuring state-of-the-art passenger amenities complement our refreshed products and services delivery by our award winning workforce,” stated Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Encik Ahmad Jauhari Yahya at the time.
“This is the winning combination that will help us remain focused on evolving into the preferred premium carrier and we are confident that such attributes will enhance yields, loads and our return to profitability”.
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