30 May Malaysia Airlines Orders Extra A350s
Malaysia Airlines will be adding two extra Airbus A350-900s to their fleet. The airline already had 4 aircraft on order and is now adding another 2 to strengthen its fleet.
All six aircraft will be leased from Air Lease Corporation. Deliveries for the 4 aircraft that were already on order will start in the fourth quarter of 2017, the other two aircraft will be delivered to the Malaysian carrier in 2018.
As part of a massive restructuring process, Malaysia Airlines has phased out all their Boeing 777s and most of their Boeing 747-400s and is now primarily operating an Airbus long-haul fleet. The fleet restructuring is a direct side-effect of efforts to bring the airlines back to profitability by shrinking the airline’s operations and network.