Business Class Seats For the New Airbus NEO’s.
Malaysia Airlines has ordered 20 Airbus A330-900neos to update its long-haul aircraft and replace its current Airbus A330s. The planes were initially expected to be integrated into the airline’s fleet in late 2023, but the arrival has been postponed by approximately one year, until late 2024.
An intriguing interview with Malaysia Airlines CEO, Izham Ismail on Head for Points, has revealed some exciting details about the airline’s upcoming A330neos. Passengers can expect a total of 297 seats onboard, consisting of 28 business class and 269 economy class seats.
Malaysia Airlines is set to launch reverse herringbone seats with doors in their business class cabins. The airline has opted for Collins Aerospace Super Diamond seats, providing passengers with a similar experience as British Airways’ Club Suites and Etihad’s latest A350 business class.
There are currently no renderings available for Malaysia’s new seats, but it is safe to assume they will be quite generic in appearance. When compared to Malaysia’s existing A330 business class, which features staggered seats, these new seats should see an improvement.
Airbus A350-900s refresh
Malaysia Airlines is planning to refresh the product on its six Airbus A350-900s, which are used for their flagship route to London Heathrow (LHR) and other destinations. The carrier intends to equip these planes with reverse herringbone seats, similar to those found on A330neos, as part of the upgrade. At present, Malaysia Airlines has staggered business class seats on its A350s that are similar to those seen on the A330s. The new product should see a considerable improvement.
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