Malaysia Airlines looking at B787 and A350
Malaysia Airlines CEO & Managing Director, Azmil Zaharuddin, stated the carrier is assessing the B787 and the A350 as options to fill the mix between its current fleet of A330s and the six A380s it has on order (The Star, 13-Jun-2010). The carrier is also looking at long-range B777 variants, to replace older B747s.
Malaysia Airlines: “We need a good mix of long-range aircraft to face the future challenges as well as business opportunities… We need an aircraft that flies about 300 to 350 people. The two new aircraft types have not come into service yet and we are studying the choices carefully. We have not set a deadline for us to decide but it would be part of our fleet expansion programme,” Azmil Zaharuddin, CEO & Managing Director. Source: The Star, 13-Jun-2010.