Passengers flying Malaysia Airlines’ daily Kuala Lumpur-Osaka service will soon be able to book first class seating when the route is taken over by the airline’s newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900.
The new aircraft is set to replace the two-class A330-300 that Malaysia Airlines currently flies to Osaka on August 5, 2018, according to the airline’s current schedule.
Malaysia Airlines is the first airline to outfit the A350 with a first class cabin, which features four seats based on Thompson Aero Seating’s Vantage XL design. Seats are laid out in a 1-2-1 format.
The aircraft also has 35 seats in business class, featuring the same seat Vantage seat product as on its A330s. These are laid out in an alternating 1-2-1/1-2-2 formation, so travellers booking a business class K seat should be aware that only 2K and 5K are solo seats, while 3K and 6K are window seats with a neighbour.
Business Traveller reviewed the aircraft’s business class on its inaugural flight from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur earlier this year.
Economy class meanwhile has a total of 247 seats laid out in a 3-3-3 format, though there are three rows (12-15) of economy plus seats that offer extra legroom.
Malaysia Airlines flies once per day between Kuala Lumpur and Osaka, with flights to Osaka being overnight and the return leg a morning flight.
|MH52||Kuala Lumpur (KUL)||Osaka (KIX)||2210||0540+1||Daily|
|MH53||Osaka (KIX)||Kuala Lumpur (KUL)||0955||1550|
A total of six A350s will join Malaysia Airlines’ fleet, which the airline is leasing from Air Lease Corporation.