Malaysia Airlines will commence A330-300 services on its Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route beginning 7 March 2013. The 283-seater A330-300 services from Sydney replaces the current evening B777-200 departures and will be double daily from 1 April 2013.
Effective 07 March 2013, the A330-300 flight MH140 departs Sydney daily at 9.55pm arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 3.20am the following day, while effective 1 April 2013 flight MH122, the second daily A330-300 service departs Sydney at 3.40pm arriving Kuala Lumpur the same day at 8.50pm. The return flight, MH141 will depart Kuala Lumpur daily at 9.00am to arrive in Sydney at 7.55pm, while the MH123 daily service departs Kuala Lumpur at 10.50pm arriving in Sydney at 9.45am the following day.
The introduction of these new aircraft will facilitate and reinforce Malaysia Airlines’ position in the Australasian market giving customers the opportunity to experience the latest state of the art product coupled with our award winning hospitality.
Malaysia Airlines’ Regional Senior Vice President, Australia/New Zealand/South-West Pacific Mr Yap Kiang Thiam said,
“These changes are part of Malaysia Airlines’ vision of fleet revitalisation, to strengthen its competitive edge across the aviation industry by further enhancing its products and services. In addition our recent partnership with oneworld is indeed timely to share the A330 joy with our customers. This alliance has not only expanded Malaysia Airlines’ global coverage to more than 840 destinations in 155 countries, rather it has enabled our passengers to enjoy more rewards through member airline frequent flyer programs and access to more airport lounges”.
The A330-300 aircraft features the latest innovation in terms of passenger comfort, with the new interior to include mood lighting in all cabins and spacious overhead baggage compartments. Business Class offers 36 Recaro seats with a spacious 60-inch seat pitch which transforms into a lie-flat seat at a 12 degree sleeping angle, while in Economy passengers can enjoy weber designed seating with a comfortable 32-inch seat pitch – one of the roomiest Economy Class seats in the industry.
Business Class customers flying to and from Sydney will also cherish the premium Chef-on-Call service which features various meal options ranging from Malaysian favourites, international cuisines, chef’s recommendations and also light and healthy choices. Customers can pre-book a chef-on-call meal by contacting Malaysia Airlines 24-hour Call Centre on 132 627 or +603 7843 3000 (from outside Malaysia and Australia), or by visiting any Malaysia Airlines Ticketing Office at least 24 hours before their flight.
Malaysia Airlines currently operates 51 weekly flights from Australian cities to Malaysia, comprising Sydney (14 flights), Melbourne (14 flights), Brisbane (5 flights), Adelaide (7 flights), and Perth (11 flights).