Airline News: Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and Air Canada

Malaysia Airlines to use Airbus A350 on Kuala Lumpur-Osaka route, Philippine Airlines to add new nonstop routes, and more.

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Osaka to get Malaysia Airlines’ first class

Passengers flying on Malaysia Airlines’ daily Kuala LumpurOsaka service will soon be able to book seats for the first-class cabin on the airline’s newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900. Come August 5, the new aircraft is scheduled to replace the A330-300 aircraft currently serving this route. The Malaysia flag carrier is the first airline to outfit the A350 with a first-class cabin, which features seats configured in a 1-2-1 format, based on Thompson Aero Seating’s Vantage XL design.

More information here.

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Philippine Airlines to add new nonstop routes

This year, Philippine Airlines looks set to add nonstop flights to New York, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Sapporo. Its Manila-New York service will be flown by its two-class Boeing 777-300ER, which comes with 42 business-class seats in a 2-3-2 layout and 328 economy-class seats a 3-4-3. Its schedules for nonstop flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, and Sapporo will soon be announced.

More information here.

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Air Canada refreshes Signature Class offerings

Air Canada has revamped its Signature Class offerings with a new Signature Service, which it recently rolled out across its international routes. On top of enjoying the airline’s fully-flat seating, passengers in Signature Class will also receive privileges like lounge access and on-the-ground services. Other perks include access to airport concierge services, expedited check-in, priority baggage handling, and preferential boarding. Those flying on the Signature Class are also invited to access the airline’s Maple Leaf lounges.

More information here.


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