Kuala Lumpur - Now Malaysia Airlines joins the club as the 17th airline including at least an Airbus A350 in the fleet. On Wednesday, November 29, the brand new A350-900 arrived in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Airlines will add a total of six A350-900s to its fleet in the coming years.

Willing to become more competitive, in particular, on the long haul Malaysia Airlines believes that the Airbus A350 could help to achieve this goal.

"With its technical innovations, the A350-900 is an important milestone for us. It is going to help improve our long-haul competitiveness," said Izham Ismail, chief of Malaysia Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines will add a total of six A350-900s to its fleet, which will take over the duties of the A380 in the network in 2018. The A350-900s are leased from the Air Lease Corporation. The aircraft is configured with 286 seats in three classes. 4 in First Class, 35 in Business and 247 in Economy.

Malaysia Airlines is the first airline operator equipping its A350-900 with a first-class cabin.

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