• Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330neos to get new business class seats, bar

    Virgin Atlantic will add 14 factory-fresh Airbus A330-900 to its international fleet from 2021, and they'll sport a newer Upper Class business class seat than even the A350-1000s which take wing from August later this year. That swish suite, which includes a door which slides halfway across...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 2 Comments

  • Brussels Airlines' new business class seat shows a boutique touch

    Brussels Airlines is channeling the exclusivity and allure of a boutique hotel in its new Airbus A330 business class. The Belgium flag-carrier tapped London-based JPA Design to shape its new intercontinental A330  business class seats and cabin, a process which was rooted in Belgian influen...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 2 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines: Perth flights to get Airbus A330 with lie-flat beds

    Business travellers from Perth to Kuala Lumpur can now rest easier, with Malaysia Airlines finally swapping the cozy Boeing 737 for the twin-aisle Airbus A330 from Monday 1 April 2019 on daily flights MH126/MH127. The bigger bird features 19 fully-flat business class berths which will be mo...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2019 6 Comments

  • Air France unveils new Airbus A330 business class

    Air France is rolling out a new business class cabin for its Airbus A330s, and some travellers will be in for quite a treat with one jet already sporting the fresh new look. Up to 30 March 2019, you’ll find the new birds on some flights from Paris to Ghana, Burkina Faso and Houston. From 3...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2019 11 Comments

  • Qantas boosts Sydney-Bali to an Airbus A330 with lie-flat seats

    Qantas is set to make flights on the popular Sydney-Bali corridor a little more cosy by moving from a Boeing 737 to the better-appointed Airbus A330 from 31 March 2019. For passengers in the pointy end, that means upgrading from this... ... to this. The Qantas Business Suite seats bring fa...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2019 25 Comments

  • How To Choose the Best Qantas Business Class Seats

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Qantas flies a total of six different types of jets on international routes, with widely varying business class seats – so your experience at the pointy end can depend he...

    POSTED 27 Dec, 2018 27 Comments

  • Is Delta planning business class suites for its Airbus A330neo fleet?

    It seems that Delta Air Lines is aiming to raise the business class bar with Delta One-style 'mini-suites' on its forthcoming A330neo jets. Airbus has filed with the US FAA for authorisation to fit 29 business class 'mini-suites' with a sliding door onto the Airbus A330-900, the largest member o...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2018 3 Comments

  • Here are the best economy seats on domestic Qantas Airbus A330 flights

    While the Boeing 737 forms the backbone of Qantas' domestic fleet, many of the east-west transcontinental routes – along with some shorter hops on the busy  'triangle' between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – are flown by the twin-aisle Airbus A330. Qantas has A330 jets i...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 11 Comments

  • Qantas upgrades Sydney-Bali flights to Airbus A330

    IN BRIEF | Qantas is giving its popular Sydney-Bali route a big boost in business class, with the daily Boeing 737 being bumped up to an Airbus A330 over summer. The upgrade will run from 17 December 2018 to 29 January 2019, which is good news if you're travelling during those busy six weeks &nd...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2018 21 Comments

  • Qantas to fly Boeing 747 Sydney-Perth, Airbus A330 Perth-Singapore

    Qantas will fly its iconic Boeing 747 between Sydney and Perth from late July, while its double-daily Perth-Singapore Boeing 737 service will be replaced by an Airbus A330. A Qantas spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the Perth-Singapore A330 schedule will start from Jul...

    POSTED 2 Jul, 2018 51 Comments

  • Qantas revamps Airbus A330s with an extra business class loo

    Qantas will give six of its domestic Airbus A330-200 jets an "international upgrade" to a similar spec as their A330-300 cousins, and says the final two jets featuring the the original Skybed business class will also be fitted with the new Business Suites. A spokesman for Qantas confirmed to Aus...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2018 56 Comments

  • Qantas delays Airbus A330 WiFi rollout to 2019-2020

    EXCLUSIVE | Qantas will push back the installation of inflight Internet to its domestic Airbus A330 fleet until 2019, with the extensive upgrade tipped to stretch through into 2020. The airline originally suggested its first Airbus A330s – which tend to dominate the transcontinental corrid...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2018 18 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines will fly ex-Airberlin A330s to Auckland

    Malaysia Airlines plans to fly the first of its six Airbus A330-200 jets – formerly leased to Airberlin – between Auckland and Kuala Lumpur in early 2018. The Oneworld member airline, which has been eager to boost the size of its twin-aisle A330 fleet for some time, swooped on the&nb...

    POSTED 4 Oct, 2017 4 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines pegs Airbus A330Neo for fleet revamp

    Malaysia Airlines is nearing a deal to purchase as many as 30 Airbus A330neo jets, but the price remains a sticking point and no announcement is expected at this week's Paris Air Show. The Oneworld member is also seeking clarity regarding other aspects of the transaction, including delivery sche...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2017 3 Comments

  • Virgin will pull one A330 from east-west routes for Hong Kong

    Virgin Australia will reduce domestic Airbus A330 flights in order to launch its new Melbourne-Hong Kong route in July 2017. The unusual schedule of flights from Melbourne to Hong Kong – which will run five days each week but with departure times ranging from shortly after midnight to mid-...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2017 26 Comments

  • TAP reveals new Airbus A330-900neo business class

    TAP will fit its new Airbus A330-900neo fleet with a slick-looking business class seat from Recaro. The Portuguese flag-carrier and Star Alliance member is the global launch customer for the A330-900neo, a fuel-efficient 'new engine option' version of the A330 jets flown locally by both Qantas...

    POSTED 10 Mar, 2017 15 Comments

  • Philippine Airlines flies new business class to Sydney, Melbourne

    Philippine Airlines will introduce all-new business class and premium economy seats on flights to Sydney and Melbourne from mid-year. The airline is upgrading eight of its Airbus A330 jets with a full complement of premium cabins as it chases the business and corporate travel market along with w...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2017 35 Comments

  • Hawaiian Airlines lie-flat business class for Brisbane, Sydney

    Hawaiian Airlines will begin flying its lie-flat business class seats – which the airline dubs as its 'Premium Cabin' offering – between Australia and Honolulu in December. The Honolulu-Brisbane route will see the upgraded Airbus A330s from December 5 (as will Honolulu-Auckland), w...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2016 16 Comments

  • Hawaiian Airlines launches new A330 lie-flat business class seats

    Hawaiian Airlines will begin flying its lie-flat Premium Cabin seats in June, with US West Coast destinations first to see and sample the Airbus A330 business class seats on a 'surprise-and-delight' basis (meaning the airline isn't going to lock down initial routes until a few months down th...

    POSTED 24 May, 2016 30 Comments

  • New Malaysia Airlines A330 business class set for Sydney launch

    Malaysia Airlines looks set to debut its new business class seats on the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route from late March, and has also revealed the seatmap for the refitted A330's business class cabin. The airline's schedule shows the new seats flying between KL and Sydney from March 23 as the MH140/1...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2016 7 Comments

  • Garuda gets new business class for Airbus A330s

    Garuda Indonesia's all-new international business class takes flight on its equally new Airbus A330-300 this month. The SkyTeam member airline is upgrading from today's 2-2-2 business class seating arrangement to a more passenger-friendly 1-2-1 layout – specifically, the Super Diamond desi...

    POSTED 2 Feb, 2016 27 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia close the gap in business class dogfight

    Qantas and Virgin Australia are both set to raise the stakes in their business class battle this month, although it's the travellers who seem to be winning. The last of Virgin Australia's six Airbus A330 jets is being wheeled into the hangar next week for the installation of the airline's latest...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2015 9 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines reveals all-new business class for Airbus A330s

    Malaysia Airlines will upgrade its Airbus A330 business class from April 2016, with first flights bound for Australia and Asia. The spacious fully lie-flat seats replace the current A330's angled flat beds and "sloping sleepers" and seem to make good on the promise of CEO Christoph Mueller,...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2015 18 Comments

  • 10 things you didn

    Virgin Australia’s new ‘The Business’ seats and service debuted last month between Sydney and Perth, heralding a standard in transcontinental business class travel and going head-to-head with the Qantas Business Suite. Yet, there are things you may not already know about VA&rsq...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2015 11 Comments

  • Photo gallery: Virgin Australia's new A330 business class seats

    Virgin Australia's all-new Airbus A330 business class takes to the skies today, and we've got the first photos of the seats and cabin. The pointy end of the upgraded Airbus A330s features 20 business class seats, four down from the previous count, due to Virgin's move from a 2-2-2 layout to...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2015 39 Comments

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