• Malaysia Airlines to fly Airbus A380 to Sydney from March to July

    Malaysia Airlines will fly its flagship Airbus A380 superjumbo to Sydney on selected dates from March through to July 2018, and savvy business class passengers will be able to grab a free upgrade to first class for the nine hour journey to and from Kuala Lumpur. The daily MH122/MH123 services be...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2018 9 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines brings back Brisbane-Kuala Lumpur flights

    Qantas partner Malaysia Airlines will resume non-stop flights between Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur in June 2018, after axing the route two years ago amid broad cost-cutting measures. With an initial four flights per week in each direction from Wednesday June 6, the airline will fly its Airbus A330-...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2018 6 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines to fly Airbus A350 to Tokyo, but not Auckland

    Malaysia Airlines will fly its new Airbus A350 jets to Tokyo from May 2018, but says that a timetable listing showing that Auckland would also get the A350s is incorrect. "We will not be operating the A350 to Auckland" a spokesman for Malaysia Airlines tells Australian Business Traveller. "...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2017 11 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines gets inflight Internet with new Airbus A350

    Malaysia Airlines' new Airbus A350 sees the Oneworld member join the WiFi club, with the advanced jet offering inflight Internet to passengers from the four first class suites through to the last row of economy. However, the airline's MHConnect platform has eschewed the trend towards time-b...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2017 2 Comments

  • First look: Malaysia Airlines' new Airbus A350 first class suites

    Malaysia Airlines' first Airbus A350 has taken wing, with five more of the advanced jets to follow by July 2018 – and each is fitted with four first class suites of a unique design. These are highly-customised versions of the Thompson Aero Seating's Vantage XL business class seat, which ...

    POSTED 30 Nov, 2017 15 Comments

  • Here are the business class 'thrones' on Malaysia Airlines' A350

    Flying solo on Malaysia Airlines' new Airbus A350? Here are perhaps the best business class seats to book – because they're not just single seats, they boast a wide shelf on both sides. Dubbed 'throne' seats, they're ideal for a business traveller with plenty of work to get though during...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2017 5 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines aims for the suite spot with A350 first class

    Malaysia Airlines will outfit its Airbus A350 first class cabin with privacy doors with the aim of turning the seats into suites. CEO Peter Bellew confirmed the design to Australian Business Traveller, detailing that the seats "will have sliding doors for privacy," adding to the seclusion of the...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2017 5 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

  • Travel tip: drop your suitcase at Kuala Lumpur in-town check-in

    Flying with Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air or Cathay Dragon from Kuala Lumpur International Airport? Then take advantage of the city’s in-town check-in desks, where you can ditch your suitcase and obtain your boarding pass before reaching the airport. It’s a great move if you’r...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2017 8 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines looks to 'right-size' Airbus A350 first class

    You don’t need a large first class cabin to make luxury travel a viable proposition, Malaysia Airlines believes, with its upcoming Airbus A350 jets to feature just four first class suites. But how will this play out when that's only half as many as found aboard the Oneworld member's A...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2017 15 Comments

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