Malaysia Airlines appears set to deploy its double-decker Airbus A380 aircraft on one of its flights to and from Seoul this winter, providing fans of the superjumbo an opportunity to fly it despite the airline having largely removed it from regular service.
Starting October 28, the aircraft will take over the airline’s daily MH066 and MH067 flights from the A330-300, continuing on until March 14, 2019. The airline’s other five-times-weekly flight on the route will continue to be flown by the A330.
The aircraft is a major upgauge in terms of capacity, with the superjumbo offering a total of 486 seats to the A330’s 290.
Most notably for passengers, the A380 offers three rather than two classes, including eight first class seats at the front of the main deck. These are laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration and recline to offer a fully flat bed that is 89 inches long and 40 inches wide.