If you've always wanted to fly in business class but you can't afford it, well...you still can't, because business class seats are still expensive.
But what you can do is take the train in business class, because the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is introducing business class seats
for the Electric Train Service 2 (ETS2) beginning October.
A report by Bernama quoting KTMB chief executive officer Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin said the exclusive business class coach includes spacious and comfortable seating
, a dedicated attendant
for passengers on-board and other amenities such as travel kits
, Video-On-Demand (VoD)
and USB ports
He told the news agency the ETS is one of KTMB’s most popular services; last year, a total of 3.91 million passengers took it, while as of July this year alone, 2.15 million people have travelled in it.
Here's the good news: the train tickets for the journey starting 11 October is now available to purchase.
Promotional tickets are sold at RM50
for an adult’s one-way trip between KL Sentral-Ipoh, Perak, and RM112
for KL Sentral-Padang Besar, Perlis, for the travelling period of between 11 October and 30 November 2019.
Senior citizens, government retirees and their spouses, people with disabilities and children aged four to 12 can enjoy a concession discount, while children below the age of three (without a seat) can travel for free.
You can get in touch with KTMB via their official website
accounts, or call their 24-hour call centre at 03-22661200 for more information on the service.