Malaysia Airlines Reveals New A330neo Cabin Features – 4K Screens for Economy and Business Classes

In a move to upgrade its fleet, Malaysia Airlines is introducing the new Airbus A330neo, which will boast enhanced cabins for both business and economy classes.

Overview of the Airbus A330neo

Set to replace the A330-200 and A330-300 models, the next-generation Airbus A330neo will soon join Malaysia Airlines’ lineup. The airline has ordered 20 A330neo (A330-900) aircraft, with three expected to enter service within the year. This aircraft recently won a bronze award for Cabin Concept of the Year 2024 at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo in Hamburg, Germany.

Economy Class Upgrades

Passengers in economy class will enjoy significant improvements, including 13.3-inch 4K in-flight entertainment screens, upgrading from the 11-inch 1080p screens on the A350-900. The seats, crafted by Recaro, provide ergonomic support, coat hooks, cup holders, and ample storage space. The cabin will feature 269 seats, with 24 offering extra legroom, arranged in a 2-4-2 layout.

Business Class Enhancements

The A330neo’s business class will introduce Collins Aerospace Elevation seats, which come with individual privacy doors and wireless charging pads. Each seat will have a 17.3-inch 4K screen, an upgrade from the A350’s 16-inch 1080p screens. The business class section will include 28 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, ensuring all passengers have direct aisle access.

Improved In-Flight Connectivity

Malaysia Airlines will offer complimentary unlimited WiFi to all passengers on the new A330neo, including those in economy class. This in-flight connectivity is already available on some widebody aircraft, such as the A350-900, A330-300, and A330-200.

Enhanced Efficiency and Design

The A330neo is designed for better efficiency, featuring up to a 25% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions due to the Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines. It also includes redesigned wings for improved aerodynamics and a new Airspace interior for increased passenger comfort and space.

Malaysia Airlines is slated to receive its first A330neo in the third quarter of 2024, with the first commercial flight scheduled for Melbourne, Australia.

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