Malaysia Airlines sent its new A330-300 to Brisbane for its first-ever commercial flight last Thursday. The airline launched the new aircraft on the route from Kuala Lumpur to the Australian city on 20th April.
A ceremony was held at Kula Lumpur International Airport and the aircraft took off on its first journey at 09:40am. The Director of Operations for Malaysia Airlines, Captain Mohamed Azharuddin Osman, welcomed all passengers on board flight MH135 from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane in Queensland.
Passengers flying on the first A330-300 flightto Brisbane were given a token of appreciation from Malaysia Airlines to mark the occasion.
The new A330-300 is the first of 15 planes that will be delivered to Malaysia Airlines over the next four years, as the carrier upgrades and improves its fleet.
The enhanced Airbus A330-300 has 36 Business Class seats plus 247 Economy Class seats and sports the airline’s new livery. In Business Class, the seats are arranged in pairs in a 2-2-2 configuration, so passengers either have a window seat or an aisle seat. The seats are 20 inches wide, with a pitch of 60 inches and come with a six-way adjustable headrest. They are equipped with a power socket and a USB port so passengers can plug in their laptops and electronic devices. The cabin also features mood lighting and more spacious baggage compartments. The seats can recline to lie almost flat and have been designed with a foldout privacy divider. In both Economy Class and Business Class every seat has a personal AVOD entertainment system.
Business Class passengers receive a baggage allowance of 30kg and are allowed to take two pieces of carry-on baggage. They can relax and take a shower in the airline’s Golden Lounges worldwide before boarding the flight. They can sit back in comfortable lie-flat seats with plenty of legroom on-board the aircraft.
Guests in Business Class can choose from a wide-range of gourmet cuisine prepared with farm-fresh ingredients and have access to over 100 hours of on-demand movies, TV shows, sports and music.
They can stay connected with friends and colleagues on the ground using the seat entertainment controller, which doubles as an in-seat phone. Business Class passengers on long-haul flights also receive an amenity kit filled with Clarins lip balm, moisturizer, hand cream and other items. They can also request slippers, ear plus or stationary from the cabin crew.