Malaysia Airlines will be deploying its flagship Airbus A350-900 aircraft on both of its daily nonstop services between Kuala Lumpur and Doha effective 1 April 2024.

The oneworld carrier says the move is part of its continuous commitment to enhance its customer experience and cater to increasing demand for the route.

Since November 2023, the airline has deployed the Airbus A350 aircraft on one of its daily services, complemented by its Airbus A330-300 on the second daily flight.

Malaysia Airlines will be deploying its newly acquired Airbus A350 on the second daily service, which features 300 seats, including 40 in business class, 32 in economy comfort – featuring larger seat pitch and width – and 228 in economy class.

Malaysia Airlines purchased this specific A350-900 last year and the aircraft previously flew for SAS Scandinavian Airlines. The previous interiors have been mostly retained and especially the 1-2-1 business class cabin represents a significant upgrade over the business class product on Malaysia Airlines’ six other A350s, which is in an alternating 1-2-2, 1-2-1 layout.

The economy comfort section is in a 2-4-2 configuration, while regular economy is configured 3-3-3.

Malaysia Airlines codeshares with oneworld partner Qatar Airways on both daily services between Kuala Lumpur and Doha, as well as all Qatar Airways operated flights from the Malaysian capital.

“The strategic decision to deploy our A350s on both daily services reflects our commitment to continually enhancing the passenger experience, aligning with one of our key customer priorities: ensuring optimal cabin comfort. With the route demonstrating robust performance, we are confident in both the route’s success and our role in facilitating connectivity to Doha and beyond with our unparalleled Malaysian Hospitality,” said Malaysia Aviation Group managing director, Izham Ismail.