Malaysian A380 retirement dates confirmed 


Malaysia Airlines ends all scheduled Airbus A380 services in Q1 2018, just six years after taking delivery of the aircraft. The remaining scheduled A380 service between Kuala Lumpur and London Heathrow, operates two daily non-stop flights. 

From 15th January 2018, A380 services will reduce to once daily, with the MH4/5 daily flight replaced by the new three-class Airbus A350-900. All scheduled A380 services will end on 4th March 2018, with the MH1/2 service replaced by the Airbus A350-900.

Malaysia Airlines’ six A380s, are configured with 8 First Class seats (main deck), 66 Business Class (upper deck) and 420 Economy Class (upper and main deck). 

The airline principally operated the A380 to London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle (terminated some time ago). Delivery of the first aircraft took place in March 2012, with 4 delivered that year. Two more were delivered by March 2013.

 The A380s had also been intended for flights to Sydney but this only lasted in 2015 for a total of nine days.

Project Hope, which is the plan to use the A380’s on the Haj pilgrim routes to Mecca should see the A380’s completely re-configured to Economy with a small handful of business seats. The new charter airline is expected to begin operating in 2019.

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