Malaysia Airlines will offer its new fully-flat business class seats on every Airbus A330 flight to Australia from mid-September, replacing the old ‘sloping sleepers’ of yesteryear.
Already flying to Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide residents will be next to experience the new business class product: appearing on all flights from August 21 2016, a spokesperson for the airline confirmed to Australian Business Traveller.
Perth will follow suit when its own Kuala Lumpur-bound flights are upgraded from September 10 as the next of Malaysia’s A330s are refitted, with the entirety of the airline’s A330 fleet due to be revamped by mid-January next year.
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Between September and January, Malaysia Airlines aims to reserve its non-refurbished A330 aircraft for other, non-Australian destinations within its network: only bringing one Down Under where absolutely necessary.
Also new for business class travellers, freshly-refurbished domestic and regional lounges at Kuala Lumpur International Airport by the year’s end, followed by new international business class and first class lounges at KLIA and a new London Heathrow lounge next year.
All Malaysia Airlines flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide are served by its Airbus A330s, while flights between Darwin and Kuala Lumpur and between Perth and Kota Kinabalu use the smaller Boeing 737 jets with reclining seats in business class.
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