Malaysia Airlines continues to drive its fleet growth and modernisation and has today announced an order for up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX to be used on its regional and domestic network.
The deal includes firm orders for 25 737 MAX 8s, with options on an additional mix of 25 737 MAX 8s and MAX 9s.
“This deal is a game-changer for Malaysia Airlines with much lower costs and greater efficiency which we will pass on to our loyal customers with lower fares,” said Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Officer Peter Bellew. “With the 737 MAX’s longer range capabilities, we will be able to connect our passengers to more destinations, in greater comfort and with superior economics.”
The Malaysian national carrier has operated almost every derivative of the 737 airplane family and took delivery of its 100th 737 in December 2014. Malaysia Airlines currently operates 56 737-800s.
Here’s a tour of the Boeing 737 MAX interior which I recently took.