Sydney gains Malaysia Airlines A380


Malaysia Airlines is set to fly its Airbus A380 superjumbo to Sydney from March to July 2018. Whilst this is sadly a temporary move in response to a peak travel period, for travellers flying between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney this is a significant gain.

The daily MH122/MH123 services will shift from an Airbus A330 to the A380 on the following dates:

  • March 31
  • April 1, April 13 – 15
  • June 22 – 25, June 30
  • July 1 – 9, July 16

The bigger aircraft will offer flyers more options to redeem reward seats and upgrades. In addition a handful of lucky frequent flying travellers will even get the privilege to fly one of the eight first class seat at a business class price.


This is due to Malaysia Airlines not selling first class cabin seats on the flight. Not everyone will be eligible for these prized thrones with top tier frequent flyers in business likely to snare the seats first (ie. Platinum and Gold members of Malaysia Airlines’ Enrich scheme).

The passengers who do end up laying on these thrones won’t be given the first class treatment but the similar business class meal and service as their business class seat counterparts. That said it is a small prize to pay to shun those caviar tastes for a bit more space.

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