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Upgraded Qantas A330 now serving Melbourne–Singapore

19 Jan 2015 by Clement Huang
Qantas' upgraded A330 has taken to the skies, serving flights between Melbourne and Singapore. The enhanced aircraft comes with the airline’s new Marc Newson-designed “business suites”. As reported by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific in October last year (see here), the new seats feature comfortable leather cushion material and can be left in the recline position for both take-off and landing.  Also onboard is the next generation model of the Recaro economy seat. Qantas group chief Alan Joyce revealed that the new products have received positive reviews after being trialled on domestic routes, including select flights between Sydney and Perth (see here). The new "business suite" Joyce believes that the significant revenue Qantas has pumped into its products will prove to be a positive investment in the future: “When you combine our investment in lounges with what we’re offering on board our upgraded A330s, it puts Qantas in a very strong position to retain and win customers on key routes to Asia." Since announcing record losses early last year (see here), the carrier finally reported a profit of A$300 million during the final quarter of 2014 (see here). The Qantas Business Sleep Collection amenity kit Meanwhile, the inaugural international A330 flight, QF35, also saw the introduction of a limited edition Oroton amenity kit. The “Qantas Business Sleep Collection” kit features a signature Oroton styled bag filled with ASPAR products by Aurora Spa. The kit also contains Qantas’ business class pyjamas, eye mask, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste and earplugs. It will be offered to business customers travelling on select international flights from Asia, operated by the refurbished A330 aircraft. For more information, visit qantas.com.au Clement Huang
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