APRIL 6TH, 2016
Malaysia Airlines celebrates its place as Malaysia’s national carrier with the Boeing 747-400
Sepang, 5 April 2016 – Malaysia Airlines is pleased to announce the re-commissioning of our B747-400 aircraft inspired by the airline’s original livery. The retro livery, on the super jumbo of its time, reflects the airline’s long and illustrious history as the national carrier.
The newly liveried aircraft, bringing the spirit of Malaysia Airlines’s proud history to local communities, will be flying selected domestic destinations from April.
The original livery features a retro logo, the Kelantan ‘wau bulan’ or moon kite in a red circle represents a controlled flight giving an impression of movement. The ‘wau bulan’, which is Exclusively Malaysian, is also an expression of the many mythologies associated with the country.
Paul Simmons, Chief Commercial Officer of Malaysia Airlines said, “The ‘Queen of the Skies’ will be making its debut with Malaysia Airlines soon to celebrate the airline’s illustrious past as the nation’s flag bearer. The retro livery has proven to be a hit with our guests, and they will be able to spot the 1970 livery, this time on the B747.”
Moving forward, the retro livery aircraft will be used as an operational spare aircraft to be assigned on an ad hoc basis to destinations, as and when required.