Malaysia Airlines launches new A330 business class seat

Malaysia Airlines' refitted A330s will feature 27 new business class seats (photo by Jaggat Rashidi)
Malaysia Airlines’ refitted A330s will feature 27 new business class seats (photo by Jaggat Rashidi)

Malaysia Airlines has unveiled the first Airbus A330-300 aircraft fitted with its new business class seats.

The aircraft, which entered service on the Kuala Lumpur-Sydney route on 23 March, comes fitted with 27 new seats in business class and 263 in economy.

The business class seat is 51cm wide and reclines to form a 193cm-long fully-flat bed. The cabin is configured in a 1-2-1 and 1-2-2 layout, with 90% of seats having direct aisle access. Each seat is equipped with a 16-inch touch screen in-flight entertainment system.

“This marks the start of an exciting product roll-out for our business class customers to experience. The business class cabin refurbishment will be carried out in stages on all 15 of Malaysia Airlines’ A330 aircraft by September 2016,” said Malaysia Airlines’ chief commercial officer, Paul Simmons.

“With the launch of our new seats, we are confident that Malaysia Airlines will be the first choice for travel to, from and around Malaysia. We are also confident that these seats will further improve and strengthen our premium product and service offerings.”

Following the Sydney launch, more revamped A330s will be put into service on routes to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, China and India.

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