KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines today announced the re-commissioning of its 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, Malaysia Airlines said.
“The newly liveried aircraft, bringing the spirit of Malaysia Airlines’ 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 airline said in a statement here.
It said the ‘wau bulan’, which is exclusively Malaysian, is also an expression of the many mythologies associated with the country.
Malaysia Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Paul Simmons said the “Queen of the Skies” will be making its debut soon.
He said the retro livery has proven to be a hit with Malaysia Airlines’ 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, he said.