• Malaysia Airlines rebrands first class as Business Suites

    EXCLUSIVE | Malaysia Airlines is exiting the first class market and will rebrand its Airbus A380 and A350 first class cabins as an upgraded version of business class dubbed Business Suites. This change is in name only, however – Business Suites passengers will enjoy the same meals and drin...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 15 Comments

  • Which lounges can Malaysia Airlines' Business Suites passengers use?

    Malaysia Airlines will this week convert its first class lounges to Business Suites lounges and add a Platinum room to its flagship Kuala Lumpur first class lounge, as part of the airline's radical rebranding of its Airbus A350 and A380 First Class as Business Suites. While the inflight Business...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2018 12 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines now sells first class on Sydney-Kuala Lumpur

    Malaysia Airlines will sell first class on its daily Airbus A350 between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, with the airline stepping away from previous plans to make the suites available as a no-cost upgrade to business class passengers holding Platinum-grade frequent flyer status. The A350 currently fea...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 16 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Malaysia Airlines flights

    With a solid network across Asia linking in with routes to and from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, booking Malaysia Airlines flights using your hard-earned Qantas frequent flyer points is one of your many options for travel within the region and onward to London. Provided you can...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2018 6 Comments

  • Fare Offer: business class return to Europe via Malaysia from $5,399

    The hop to Europe can be an arduous journey - so why not arrive relaxed and refreshed with this fare offer that will see you jetting off on the Kangaroo Route with Malaysia Airlines' recently renewed business class product. Key offer highlights Fly from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Ade...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines Platinum Plus: the world's most secret VIP tier?

    Many people have heard of invitation-only frequent flyer levels like the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge and Virgin Australia’s The Club, but there’s one frequent flyer tier so top-secret, that the people who have this membership don’t even know it, or that the VIP program itself...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines' continued Australian growth, global plans

    The once-beleaguered Malaysia Airlines is now firmly on the comeback track, with brand new aircraft, new services like inflight WiFi, upgraded lounges for business class and first class flyers and extra flights to Australia cities, both launched and on the horizon. Australian Business Traveller ...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 8 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines ramps up Adelaide-Kuala Lumpur flights

    Qantas partner Malaysia Airlines will boost its Adelaide-Kuala Lumpur flights to five services per week from July as the airline continues its Australian growth. From July 5 2018, the airline’s fifth weekly flight will depart Kuala Lumpur at 10:20pm on Wednesdays – running as MH139 a...

    POSTED 23 Feb, 2018 4 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines' pushes back Golden Lounges re-opening to March

    Malaysia Airlines has once again delayed the debut of its flagship first class and business class Golden Lounges at Kuala Lumpur. The Oneworld member last week published an opening date of February 20 for both lounges, which have been closed for a major make-over since October 2017. Howeve...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2018 23 Comments

  • 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 12 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 7 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

  • Malaysia Airlines orders Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Malaysia Airlines has agreed to buy eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and eight Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets as the Oneworld airline looks to boost services on its busiest routes. Malaysia Airlines may double an order of 25 of the single-aisle 737 Max 10 over the next five years, Malaysian Prime Mini...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2017 45 Comments

  • Qantas brings Malaysia Airlines reward flight bookings online

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now book Malaysia Airlines reward flights via the Qantas website using their Qantas Points, following IT upgrades revealed by Australian Business Traveller earlier this year. This means there’s no longer a need to call Qantas to book these journeys –...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2017 8 Comments

  • How Malaysia Airlines makes those amazing satay sticks

    It's the highly praised signature dish of Malaysia Airlines – delicious satay sticks served in business and first class to passengers who more often than not request a second helping. It's also one of the best inflight meals we've ever had, perhaps due in equal parts to its authenticity an...

    POSTED 2 Sep, 2017 18 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines CEO re-engages with Oneworld, reboots Enrich

    Malaysia Airlines plans to be a more active member of the Oneworld alliance, says CEO Peter Bellew while also launching "a complete reboot" of its Enrich frequent flyer scheme. The Malaysian flag-carrier joined Oneworld in early 2013 under the sponsorship of Qantas. “But I think we did ve...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2017 14 Comments

  • Airbus, Boeing court a resurgent Malaysia Airlines

    Malaysia Airlines is looking to order as many as 30 new Airbus A330neo or Boeing 787 jets, with representatives of both aircraft manufacturers courting the Malaysian flag-carrier over a sale worth as high as US$7 billion based on list prices. The order could be preceded by lease agreements for&n...

    POSTED 11 Aug, 2017 11 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines plans return to Brisbane, more flights to Perth

    Malaysia Airlines intends to restart flights between Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur, as well as launch a double daily service to Perth – but it’s more a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’, CEO Peter Bellew tells Australian Business Traveller.  The ‘when&r...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2017 23 Comments

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