Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Malaysia Airlines orders 50 B737MAXs

Malaysia Airlines has officially announced that as part of its turn around strategy, it has decided to stick with Boeing aircraft for its narrow body fleet renewal process hence has gone ahead placing a US$5.5 billion order for 50 Boeing 737MAX aircraft. 

The order breakdown is for 25 firm + 25 options for both the B738MAX and B739MAX versions. Currently, MH operates 56 B738s in its fleet and these B738MAXs in particular will be used to replace the oldest B738s around once they get delivered. 

A dozen B739MAXs are expected to be part of the order and will be used on 6-7 hour routes that have medium density demand not requiring the use of a wide body aircraft.


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