Malaysia Airlines is surprising passengers with expanded service on their Airbus A380 this summer. The carrier will continue to serve three markets on the superjumbo jet through September 2018: London, Sydney and Tokyo.
Malaysia Airlines will continue to run their Airbus A380 for an additional two months, offering service to three major cities on the double-deck aircraft. Loyalty Lobby reports the Kuala Lumpur-based carrier will fly the superjumbo jet to Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom through September.
The airline announced the expanded service via e-mail. Originally, the A380 was limited to select routes between March and July. Australian Business Traveller noted the Airbus was set to fly over peak travel periods between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Sydney Airport (SYD), while Routes Online announced the airframe would fly between KUL and Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN) through May 31.
Through September 1, the airline will add A380 service from KUL to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) and SYD. Between Malaysia and Japan, the airline is advertising flights as low as $321 in economy class, or $940 in business class. On the longer route to the United Kingdom, fares start at $767 for an economy seat or $2,859 in business class.
Is the higher price worth flying on Malyasian’s A380? According to SeatGuru, the airline offers the majority of their business seating on the upper deck, in a 2-2-2 configuration across. In economy, the airline offers service in a 2-4-2 configuration, with 32 inches of seat pitch and an 18-inch seat width. Comparatively, Loyalty Lobby notes the airline offers a more generous business class experience aboard the Airbus A350, with a staggered seating configuration in the business cabin.