UK Prime Minister welcomed on board Malaysia Airlines A380

Blagnac09 July 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron after visiting MAS’s 2nd A380 guided by MAS CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Airbus President & CEO Fabrice Brégier and Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, John Leahy. (c) Airbus British Prime Minister David Cameron after visiting MAS’s 2nd A380 guided by MAS CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Airbus President & CEO Fabrice Brégier and Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, John Leahy. (c) Airbus

The A380 was the star of the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow today, with a special visit from UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Mr Cameron visited Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) second Airbus A380, which is on display at the show Monday through Wednesday. The Prime Minister was given a warm welcome by MAS Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, EADS CEO Tom Enders and Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier, who showed him around the aircraft.

Malaysia Airlines has ordered six A380s seating 494 passengers in three classes, offering fully-flat beds in first and business classes. MAS’s first A380 began commercial operations on 1st July between Kuala Lumpur and London Heathrow.

In total the A380 orderbook stands at 257 orders from 20 customers.

Contacts for the media:

Sean Lee
Head of Communications Asia
Airbus Asia
 
Tel.: +65 63 25 03 80
Fax: +65 63 25 03 20
Alizee Genilloud
 
Tel.: + 33 633 795 913
 

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