The French capital will be the second European destination after London in the national flag carrier’s long haul network to be operated by the superjumbo, the company said in a statement here today.
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 national carrier said that economy class travel from Kuala Lumpur on the state-of-art A380 was now possible at all inclusive return airfares starting from only RM3,681.
Meanwhile, the all-inclusive promotional return fares for Business Class from Kuala Lumpur to Paris start from RM15,026 while return First Class fares start from RM31,491.
The A380 service has thus far received encouraging response from customers for both Kuala Lumpur-Paris and Paris-Kuala Lumpur sectors.
Malaysia Airlines said booking trends for March 2013 showed a positive hike by 87 per cent for Kuala Lumpur-Paris route and a stunning 123 per cent growth for Paris-Kuala Lumpur route as compared to bookings in March 2012.
Its membership of the oneworld alliance from Feb 1, also contributed to this positive development.
Meanwhile, MASholidays, the travel and tour arm of Malaysia Airlines, is offering three exclusive yet incredibly affordable and promotional tour packages from Malaysia to Paris in conjunction with the national carrier’s commencement of A380 services to the French capital.
The national carrier is also engaging a French chef, Amandine Chaignot to design the menu for its A380 Paris - Kuala Lumpur route.
Malaysia Airlines’ A380 has a seat configuration of 494 comprising eight First Class and 350 Economy Class seats on the main deck and 66 Business Class and 70 Economy Class seats on the upper deck.
It is the eighth operator of this super-jumbo.
Customers can book their travel on Malaysia Airlines through all distribution channels, mainly the website, Malaysia Airlines 24 hours toll free number 1 300 88 3000, MHmobile app, MHBuddy in Malaysia Airlines Facebook, Malaysia Airlines ticket offices and appointed agents throughout Malaysia. – Bernama