Malaysia Airlines is ready to operate a daily A380 KUL-CDG-KUL flight service with the arrival of the fifth A380 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The service will begin on 1 March.

Paris is the second European capital after London in Malaysia Airlines’ long haul network to be operated by the superjumbo A380.

The 494-seater Airbus A380 will be rolled out to replace the current 282-seat B777 operations, with daily seat capacity being increased by 75 per cent.

According to Malaysia Airlines, economy class travel from Kuala Lumpur will start from RM3,681, which is a return ticket with all-inclusive airfares. Meanwhile, the all-inclusive promotional return fares for Business Class from Kuala Lumpur to Paris starts at RM15,026 and First Class at RM31,491.

The service has received encouraging response from customers, with booking trends for March 2013 showing a positive hike as compared to bookings in March 2012.

Malaysia Airlines is also engaging a French chef; Amadine Chaignot to design the menu for its A380 Paris-Kuala Lumpur route.

Malaysia Airlines’ A380 has a seat configuration of 494, which comprises eight First Class and 350 Economy Class seats on the main deck, and 66 Business Class and 70 Economy Class seats on the upper deck. MAS is the eighth operator of the superjumbo.