Posted on: 06 November 2015 by Mark Howells
Malaysia Airlines is to introduce new business class seats on its A330-300 aircraft for passengers travelling from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Australia, and to other select destinations within Asia.
Unveiling the seats at World Travel Market in London, Malaysia Airlines Group chief executive officer, Christoph Mueller, said, "We are very excited to be introducing this latest product from Malaysia Airlines. The new seats and configuration have been designed to give a superb space for work, play or sleep. All of our A330 Business Class seats will now feature fully flat beds allowing our guests the ultimate in comfort and versatility”.Then airline has selected the Thompson Vantage seat – a 20.6 inches-wide seat pitched at 43 inches, with a bed length of 76 inches. The new seats will be introduced in April 2016, with all 15 A330-300 aircrafts fitted with the new configuration by September 2016.The Business Class seat pitch, which measures 43 inches with a width of 20.6 inches and length of 76 inches, is one of the most advanced Business Class seats in the market. The seats come with increased working space, with 90 percent of all seats having direct aisle access due to the 1-2-1 and 1-2-2 seat layout, and extra stowage space for personal items. Each seat is equipped with a Panasonic 16-inch touch screen inflight entertainment system. Every aspect of the new product has been carefully designed with the passenger’s comfort and needs in mind.He added, “This product will make us more competitive against other full-service carriers and is part of the airline’s push to be more customer centric, offering new, personalized and innovative products.”Malaysia Airlines A330-300 has a two-class configuration of 27 Business Class seats and 261 Economy Class seats.