The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines was unveiled bearing its special celebration livery, ahead of entry-into-service on July 1, 2012 on the Kuala Lumpur-London route. The livery was designed by Malaysia Airlines specifically for its new A380 flagship and was applied post-delivery by Airbus in Toulouse.
Malaysia Airlines has in total ordered six A380s with a premium layout seating 494 passengers in three classes. This aircraft will be used to operate thrice weekly (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday) for Kuala Lumpur – London and the return flight departing the next day. According to the airline, the current overall booked load for the first seven A380 flights has been very encouraging, with departures from Kuala Lumpur and London registering 89 per cent and 87 per cent seat factors respectively.