Malaysia Airlines (MAB) will introduce new business class seats on all 15 of its Airbus A330-300 aircraft, effective April 2016.
The new seats will feature a fully flat bed, measuring at 43in with a width of 20.6in. They will come in a 1-2-1 or 1-2-2 layout, and equipped with a 16in touch screen inflight entertainment system by Panasonic Avionics, says the carrier.
The Oneworld alliance member plans expects to complete the retrofitting work by September that year.
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Upon completion of the retrofitting works, the aircraft will have 290 seats across two classes: 27 business and 263 economy seats. Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer shows that in its existing configuration, the A330s have a total of 283 seats, divided into 36 business and 247 economy class seats.
“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, personalised and innovative products,” adds MAB group chief executive Christoph Mueller.