Kuala Lumpur-based oneworld member Malaysia Airlines has unveiled its new Airbus A330neo business and economy class seats as part of its fleet modernisation plan, ahead of the first aircraft’s scheduled delivery in the third quarter of 2024.

The new A330neo cabins will feature many ‘firsts’ for the airline including suites with individual privacy doors in business class.

Malaysia Airlines has chosen the Collins Aerospace Elevation business class seat and each A330neo will feature 28 of the suites.

The airline has 20 A330neo aircraft on order.

Economy class will feature 269 seats, including 24 with extra legroom. For this cabin, Malaysia Airlines opted for the Recaro CL3810 seat model promising an ergonomic design and enhanced support, coupled with thoughtful amenities such as a coat hook, cup holder and “ample stowage”.

Malaysia Airlines has also announced an expansion of its network, with new routes from its Kuala Lumpur base to Chiang Mai in Thailand, Da Nang in Vietnam, and Male in the Maldives, all operated by its two-class Boeing 737 fleet.

Daily flights to Male will commence on 1 August, followed by five-weekly flights to Chiang Mai from 15 August, and daily service to Da Nang starting on 24 September.

Male will once again join the airline’s network as its 13th destination in South Asia, while Chiang Mai and Da Nang will increase Malaysia Airlines’ ASEAN network to 16 destinations.