Malaysia Airlines studying a possible wide-body order

Malaysia Airlines is studying the possibility of placing a new order for up to twenty-five wide body aircraft, the airline’s CEO Peter Bellew has said in an interview.

A Malaysia A330-300. Copyright: M Radzi Desa
According to The Star newspaper, Bellew said the A330 and A350 are currently under consideration along with the B787. A decision is due by the middle t end of next year, he also said.

“I am short of widebody aircraft,” Bellew said. Besides the current Kuala Lumpur-London flights, “we won’t do other long-haul routes until 2020, 2021 because the aircraft will be available at the right price, at the right time and at the right configuration.”

The new aircraft will be used to replace fifteen of its older A330-300s, while catering to long term growth.

Aside from the fifteen A330s and six A380s, the carrier has six A350-900s and two A330-900neos due to arrive on lease from ALC next year. The carrier plans to replace the A380s on its LHR service with A350s in April 20-8, Bellew said.

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