Saturday, March 5, 2011

Malaysia Airlines new 737-800

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) new 737-800 is a great aircraft as it comes with Boeing's Sky Interior and new in-flight entertainment. However, their economy seat pitch is relatively small which is 30" as compared with Garuda Indonesia (31"-32"), Singapore Airlines (32") and Thai Airways (31"). Malaysia Airlines should adjust the seat pitch on their coming next 737-800 to a bigger seat. MAS is a 5-star airlines, thus they should provide comfortable seats to their customers. Besides that, with bigger seats, MAS could capture the market share loss to Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Garuda Indonesia which offer bigger seats. However, MAS 777-200ER and 747-400 economy seat still one of the largest ever at 34" beats it's rival but same as Qatar Airways and Saudi Arabia Airlines.

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