Oneworld alliance member Malaysia Airlines is set to fly the Airbus A380 to Sydney. The carrier will bring its flagship to Australia via a route between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur.
However, the superjumbo schedule will run for only nine days. During that time, the carrier will operate two flights between Sydney and KL each day.
Malaysia Airlines will operate only two daily flights on the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route between 30 May and 2 June, and then between 5 June and 9 June. Meanwhile, the airline has suspended the MH142 and MH143 flights for that period.
Flight MH122 between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur will be operated by an Airbus A380. The flight will be pushed back at 1:50 p.m. and should reach Malaysia at 8:40 p.m. that same day.
From Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, MH123 will fly the A380 between 29 May and 1 June, as well as between 4 June and 8 June. The flight will take off from KL airport at 11:45 p.m. and will arrive the next morning on the Sydney airport at 10:00 a.m.
MH140 and MH141 services will continue as usual.
What Does Malaysia Airline’s A380 Offer?
Although MAS will operate the Airbus A380 on the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route for only nine days, it still offers a nice opportunity to grab one of eight commodious suites in the first class.
Malaysia Airlines does not offer first class fares between Sydney and KL, which probably means that those lucky eight guests will pay for the business class, but will enjoy first class luxury. They will, however, have to be content with business class service and meals.
It’s still not entirely clear how will Malaysia Airlines choose who will get the “first class upgrade”. Still, the A380 offers more luxury for the business class travelers as well. They will not be able to enjoy 66 full-flat beds on the upper deck. A definite and welcome improvement from the angled-lie flat beds that MAS normally offers on its Sydney flights.