Malaysia Airlines' first A350-900 exits the painting atelier
The first of the six Airbus A350-900s expected by Malaysia Airlines is out of the painting atelier with the usual livery. It is scheduled to enter service in November between Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Penang, before being deployed to London in January 2018.
Malaysia Airlines to configure its Airbus A350-900s to accommodate 4 passengers in the First Class, 31 in Business class and 251 in Economy.
The MSN159 for the national company of Malaysia(which will take all its A350-900 from Air Lease Corp) was photographed on September 4, 2017, at the exit of the painting atelier in Toulouse, with a classic livery. The Negaraku livery inspired by a national initiative of the same name, supposed to strengthen unity among all and inspire a spirit of patriotism.
Malaysia Airlines to configure these Airbus A350-900s to accommodate 4 passengers in the First Class, 31 in Business class and 251 in Economy. The second A350-900 should be delivered in December, and the rest next year.
The Oneworld alliance company should initially deploy its new aircraft between its base in Kuala Lumpur and the Bangkok and Penang airports in order to improve crew training. The first A350-900 long-haul route will be bound for London-Heathrow, which is now serviced by the A380s.
The move from the A380 (8 + 66 + 420) to the A350 is expected to reduce the operational costs of the company by about 30%, explained Operations Manager Izham Ismail.