Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 interior pictures were taken when the plane arrived in KLIA after the final fittings in Toulouse, France. As this was the complete finished look of the plane, it was delivered on June 29th 2012 as the maiden flight was from Kuala Lumpur to London on July 1st 2012. When the Airbus plane landed, there was a water cannon welcome as it officially docked for the first time at Gate C27 in the Satellite building in KLIA. Hoards of reporters, crew, VIPs, invited guest, staff and engineers were seen waiting for this auspicious moment for the airline.
In total, the A380 aircraft will carry 494 passengers which are divided into three classes. First, Business and Economy where eight seats will be allocated for the First Class Cabins, 66 Business Class seats with flat bed seats and 420 Economy Seats. The main deck will hold 350 Economy seats and the upper deck will carry 70 Economy Seats which are located at the rear of the aircraft. Below you will see a series of photographs taken inside and outside the first Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 plane in KLIA. Please click on the pictures to see the full size.
First class cabins on the Malaysia Airlines A380 plane
For the eight seats in first class, the seats will be in the 1-2-1 formation with each seat having a 89 inch (226.1 cm) seat pitch. Width of the seat is also 26.1 inches (66.3 cm) and when it is completely flat bed, the length is 87 inches long and 40 inches wide. There is a 23 inch LCD TV for each seat too.
Malaysia Airlines A380 Business Class Flat Bed Seats
The A380 Business Class has a total of 66 seats on both decks. They come in the 2-2-2 formation with a 74 inch (188cm) seat pitch. Full flat beds stretch to a total of 74 inches and each seat comes with a 17 inch LCD TV.
Malaysia Airlines A80 Economy Seats
For economy seating on the Malaysia Airlines A380, there are a total of 420 seats split on both decks. 350 economy seats on the lower deck while there are 70 economy seats at the back of the upper deck. This is also rumored to be the no-child section if the passenger load is not full. Then again, passengers need to confirm this when checking in. Seat configuration for the upper deck will be 2-4-2 while it will be 3-4-3 on the main deck of the airbus. Seat pitch is 32 inches (81.3cm)while the width of each seat is 18 inches or 45.7 cm. The recline of the seat goes back 6 inches too. For entertainment, each seat has a 10.6 inch screen.
Economy seats reclined 6" inches
Economy class meals and kids meals
Baby crib at the economy section
L - Control panel for the business class seats, R - Entertainment section on the upper deck
Business Class food selection
Snack choices at Business Class on the A380
View of the Business Class on the A380's lower deck
Cleaners giving the Business Class section a clean up after the plane landed
L - Cabin Control Panel on upper deck, R - Crew sleeping bunk on the upper deck
First Class toilets on the upper deck of the A380
View of the economy section from the galley of the A380
Economy seats in the front row with the LCD entertainment panel
L - Inflight entertainment for economy class, R - The A380 parked in KLIA
Crew galley of the Airbus A380
The Malaysia Airlines A380 parked at Bay 27 with the Blue Livery
Cargo area of the Airbus A380
Malaysia Airlines A380
For the curious, you may be wondering why the blue colored livery, well it has been a topic that many have pondered about over the last year. As I spoke to one of the representatives of Malaysia Airlines, I was told that the new blue livery is to signify the premium class aircraft and will only be used for the Airbus A380 planes. The rest of the fleet will be using the new design red and blue livery too.
You can also read about my other articles on the Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 first landing and the sneak preview of the Airbus A380 in the hanger while I was in Toulouse. Finally, the country has it's own super jumbo and everyone has a chance to see the Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 Interior pictures.