Malaysia Airlines has settled on the Airbus A350 as a cornerstone of its future fleet, signing a lease agreement for 4 of the advanced jets to begin flying from late 2017.
The A350-900s will be sourced through Air Lease Corporation, in a deal which also sees the Malaysian flag-carrier holding lease options for 2 more A350-900s as well as 2 A330-900neo aircraft.
Source: Andrey Sdatchikov
The delivery timeframe spans from the Q4/2017 to the Q2/2018, and will see the A350s fitted with new business class seats which the airline describes as having "very large dimensions, and will be positioned above the industry standard for business class."
Source: Said Aminov
"The A350 is the most technologically advanced aircraft and we are confident that it will deliver exceptional passenger comfort and improve the overall efficiency of our fleet" said Malaysia Airlines’ CEO Christoph Mueller in welcoming the deal.
'Efficiency' is a word set to echo through the halls of Malaysia Airlines as Mueller works to re-invent the troubled airline through what hedescribes as "hard reset" program.
Based on the article “Malaysia Airlines to fly Airbus A350 from late 2017” published in Australian Business Traveller