MAS to use new A330-300 on Adelaide and Melbourne routes

30 Aug 2011

Malaysia Airlines announced that its new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which carries the refreshed livery and enhanced in-flight features, will be deployed for flights to and from Adelaide and Melbourne starting September 26.

The first of the 15 new A330-300 aircraft was rolled out in April this year (see story here) and is currently used on the Kuala Lumpur-Brisbane route. Since then, the airline has received delivery of a total of five new A330-300 aircraft, with the remaining 10 due to arrive over the next few years.

The aircraft features a new configuration with fewer seats, totalling 283 and down from 294, in order to make more room. The economy class seat has become wider and the business class seat's width and pitch have both increased.

Furthermore, the aircraft now features an AVOD in-flight entertainment, mood lighting, larger windows and stowage bins.

The new aircraft is part of the carrier’s overall fleet renewal programme to phase out older aircraft and make way for a younger, enhanced fleet.

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Alisha Haridasani

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