Malaysia Airlines orders up to 50 737 Max jets

Malaysia Airlines has placed a firm order for 25 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, and taken options on a further 25, the company said.

The deal is valued at USD5.5 billion at list prices, with deliveries set to commence in 2019. The CFM International Leap-1B-powered aircraft are expected to replace its fleet of 56 737-800s.

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) operates flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and from secondary hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to destinations throughout Asia, Oceania and Europe.