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July 10, 2012

Britain’s prime minister welcomed on board Malaysia Airlines A380

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British Prime Minister David Cameron was welcomed onboard Malaysia Airlines’ second A380 for a special visit at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow.

The A380 was the star of the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow July 9, with a special visit from the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cameron visited Malaysia Airlines’ second Airbus A380, which is on display at the show through July 11. The prime minister was given a warm welcome by MAS Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, EADS CEO Tom Enders and Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier, who showed him around the aircraft.

Malaysia Airlines has ordered six A380s seating 494 passengers in three classes, offering fully-flat beds in first and business classes. MAS’s first A380 began commercial operations July 1 between Kuala Lumpur and London Heathrow.

In total the A380 orderbook stands at 257 orders from 20 customers.

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The 2012 Farnborough International Airshow’s static display area includes two of the world’s latest widebody aircraft: Airbus Military’s A400M and the double-deck A380.




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