SEPANG: National carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) received its sixth Airbus A380 aircraft, thus completing its long-range wide-body aircraft refleeting exercise.
Group chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the exercise will help MAS to remain focused on evolving into a preferred premium carrier.
The airline is also confident that this will enhance yields, loads and help it to return to profitability.
“The A380 is part of our business plan to win back customers. The new aircraft complements our refreshed products and services delivery by our award-winning workforce,” he said in a statement yesterday.
MAS’ sixth Airbus A380 aircraft departed from the Airbus assembly plant in Toulouse, France, on Thursday and touched down at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang at 3.30pm yesterday.
With the new A380 now in its fleet, the national carrier has successfully completed its refleeting exercise by replacing its fleet of Boeing 747-400s, which have served on the airline’s network since 1990s.