Boeing and Malaysia Airlines Berhad have announced an order for 25 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $2.75 billion dollars at current list prices. The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, also includes purchase rights for additional 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 airplanes.
The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is likely to be suspended if the aircraft is not found in the current search area. Officials from China, Malaysia and Australia confirmed the search will reach a hiatus if an area of the southern Indian Ocean currently under investigation reveals no further information.
Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad has signed a terms of reference with Lufthansa Technik on a strategic partnership framework for a joint venture to establish a regional maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. The facility, planned for 2017, would be based at Malaysia Airlines’ existing facilities at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and service the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 family of aircraft.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad has exercised the lease option for a 12-year lease agreement for an additional two new Airbus A350-900s with Air Lease Corporation. The transaction is pursuant to the option provided under the existing Lease Agreement for the four A350-900s signed by both parties in September last year.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad has announced a new and improved Economy Class experience for passengers with a complete revamp of its Economy Class meals in a concerted effort on improving customer service. As part of its overall transformation, the national carrier will be investing significantly more on its existing menu with heartier three-course meals for guests on both short-haul and long-haul flights.
Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will become the only carrier providing direct twice-weekly flight service between Hong Kong and Kuching, Malaysia, when services launch on May 28th. The new service will be operated by an all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft, further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia.
Australian jetsetters flying with Malaysia Airlines can now experience a new level of luxury with the launch of its revamped Business Class set to delight local passengers as the national carrier continues to rebuild from the inside out. The new Business Class seat, with a 43-inch seat pitch converting into a fully flat 76-inch bed, is one of the best received Business Class offerings in the industry.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad has announced chief executive Christoph Mueller will leave the company in September 2016, following his request to depart before the end of his three-year contract. In ensuring continuity and an orderly succession, Mueller will serve a six-month notice period to September 2016. Following this, he has expressed his intention to the MAB board to remain with the airline as non-executive director.
Emirates and Malaysia Airlines have unveil new routes and frequent flyer benefits as part of their codeshare agreement to provide customers seamless connections and world class travel experiences, across the globe. The new routes cover 15 key Malaysian cities: Langkawi, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau, Labuan, Alor Setar, Kota Bharu, Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu.
Malaysia Airlines has unveiled its first A330-300 aircraft fitted with the new Business Class seats at its engineering complex in Sepang. The Business Class seat pitch, which measures at 44 inches with a width of 20 inches and length of 76 inches (fully flat), is one of the best received business class seats in the industry.
Two plane parts recovered from Mozambique are almost certainly from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. That is the view of the transport ministers of Australia and Malaysia, following analysis in Australia. The two pieces of debris were found separately by members of the public.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad has announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council. Under the terms of the deal, Malaysia Airlines will be positioned as MHTC’s preferred healthcare tourism airline with both parties jointly exploring marketing activities to position Malaysia as the premier healthcare destination regionally and globally.