KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines is rebranding their first class to business suites from the 12th of december. The Asian airline has six A350’s and six A380’s with first class in their fleet.
The business suites will offer the same services and seats as the first class. Therefore nothing is changing except for the name of the class. The reason for the airline to change the name is that the name sounds too exclusive for most customers and companies.
“We realise that with the recent and new economic situation a lot of people moved away from first class. In addition a lot of corporate passengers now have the limitation of not flying first class due to corporate policy. As a result of that we want to cater to that market and open it up,” according to the head of customer service of the airline.
Malaysia airlines has a fleet of 80 aircraft. It consists of 737’s + A330’s for medium haul routes and A350’s + A380’s for the long haul routes. Furthermore the airline has over 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircaft on order.