Malaysia Airlines (MAS) unveiled its new Airbus 330-300 aircraft today at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The occasion was attended by Malaysia’s Minister of Transport, Kong Cho Ha, along with MAS Chairman, Dr Munir Majid and the airline’s Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Azmil Zahruddin, as well as representatives from Airbus.
MAS’ A330-300s are operated with 44 seats in Business Class, in a 2-2-2 configuration, and 250 in Economy Class, in a 2-4-2 layout. The new aircraft, which features the new MAS livery, is the first of 15 aircrafts to be delivered to the national carrier.
“We are delighted to launch our first A330-300 five months after the delivery of the new B737-800 in November. The latest fleet is aimed at creating a strong and sustained platform for us to serve our discerning customers and for Malaysia Airlines to remain profitable. These aircrafts will serve the growing markets of South Asia, China, North Asia and Australia,” said Zahruddin.