Malaysia Airlines and Boeing celebrated (06-Aug-2012) the direct delivery of the airline’s 75th 737 aircraft on 06-Aug-2012, with the aircraft scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur on 08-Aug-2012. Malaysia Airlines took delivery of its first 737 in 1972 and has operated the 737-200, 737-300, 737-400, 737-500 and 737-800. To date, Malaysia Airlines has taken delivery of 10 of the 45 737-800s through direct purchase. The latest delivery in Aug-2012 makes it the 75th 737 delivered to Malaysia Airlines over the 40 years. [more - original PR]
Malaysia Airlines receives 75th 737 from Boeing
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