IN BRIEF | Malaysia Airlines will offer all business class passengers fully-flat beds and also direct aisle access from most seats on its upcoming fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, echoing that of the airline’s reconfigured A330s which begin flying to Australia this week.
With four A350s set for delivery from late 2017, Paul Simmons, Malaysia Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer, confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the new birds will follow the lead of the A330s at the pointy end.
“It’s the same seat (as that launched this week),” Simmons shares. “We’ve done that to standardise our service (between the A330 and the A350).”
Extending to 193cm when in bed mode, MAS’ new seat is based on the widely-adopted Thompson Vantage product used also by airlines like Aer Lingus and Swiss, with the similar yet supercharged Thompson Vantage XL seat the basis of Qantas’ new A330 Business Suite.
Once in service, Malaysia Airlines will fly the Airbus A350-900s from Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow and also to major destinations across Asia.
Chris Chamberlin travelled to Kuala Lumpur as a guest of Malaysia Airlines
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