4-Jul-2011 3:33 PM

Malaysia Airlines announces USD8.4bn fleet renewal plan

Malaysia Airlines announced a USD8.4 billion fleet renewal plan (Business Times, 04-Jul-2011). The carrier is considering orders for six A380's, 25 A330-300s and 45 B737-800s for regional use, with an option to purchase 10 additional US models. Managing director Tengku Datuk Sri Azmil Zahruddin Raja Abdul Aziz stated “By 2015, we will have one of the youngest fleets in the world. What we need to do is to be the best airline serving out of KL.” MAS has already accepted delivery of five B737-800s and three A330s, while the first A380 will arrive in 2Q2012.

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