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Rebranded from MSA - Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (1947-1971)

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30 Countries served
84 Destinations served
135 Routes served




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  • Read more 26FEB2014: Boeing seeks buyers for early model B787s
    Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) has approached Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) and Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) as well as Latin American and Middle Eastern carriers about the possibility of their buying some of the manufacturer's early model B787-8s.

    “We are actively marketing those airplanes and have several available opportunities,” Doug Alder, a Boeing spokesman, told Bloomberg news while declining to elaborate.

    The B787s, dubbed the "terrible teens", are part of the fleet that Boeing was forced to rework and modify following flight tests. Among the faults identified include an electric-panel fire and structural weakness where the plane’s wings melded with its body. As a result of the necessary modifications, the aircraft have incurred a 1'600km range penalty but still offer a 10% fuel-saving over the A330-200.

    RwandAir (WB, Kigali) CEO John Mirenge said his carrier's purchase plans aren't final and that it wouldn't take any 787s until 2017. Recent reports had pointed to the Rwandan carrier snapping up two Royal Air Maroc (AT, Casablanca Int'l) Dreamliners. RAM deferred the delivery of its four B787-8s from 2012 to until at least the end of 2014.

    The newswire goes on to add that Boeing faces writedowns if it can't find customers for the unsold 787s.
  • Read more 20FEB2014: Malaysia Airlines mulls multi-billion dollar fleet overhaul plan
    Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) is set to place an order for roughly one-hundred aircraft as part of its consolidation and revitalization plans. Quoting unnamed sources who are close to the airline's operations, Reuters said the multi-billion dollar deal could consist of an initial order for thirty widebodies including A350-900s and A330s along with either A350-1000s or B787-10s.

    The jets will replace MAS' ageing fleet of B777-200(ER)s used on long-haul routes. Additional A380-800s were also considered but rejected in favour of the more urgently-needed twinjet family of aircraft.

    The B737 MAX 8 is also being looked at as a replacement for the airline's B737-400 fleet which, according to the ch-aviation database, now averages over 20 years of age.

    Though the deal is still subject to government approval, the Malaysian carrier is reportedly keen to begin taking delivery of some aircraft from 2016 onwards.

    Malaysia Airlines is facing increased pressure from both Gulf and European carriers on the international front as well as from South East Asia's budding LCC sector on the local and regional fronts. It posted a net loss of MYR343.4million (USD104.23million) for the October-December 2013 period, its fourth consecutive quarterly loss. Its full year losses totalled MYR1.17 billion.
  • Read more 06FEB2014: Malaysian Airlines to lease four B737-800s from GECAS
    Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has signed a purchase-and-leaseback agreement with GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) for four new B737-800s. The first two aircraft, 9M-MXR (msn 40155) & 9M-MXQ (40154), were delivered in January with the remaining two to be delivered in March and April. The Malaysian national carrier currently operates fifty B737-800s on its short and medium haul network.
  • Read more 29JAN2014: Emirates to only move to Dubai World Central after 2020
    Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) will only move to the recently opened Dubai World Central after 2020 Khalifa Al Zaffin, the executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City, has said. "Emirates have to move to the new airport at some point. They will move some time after 2020, when we have the capacity to accommodate them," he told Reuters. Commenting on Mr Al Zaffin's remarks, an Emirates spokesman said that any decision to move the airline's current operations from Dubai Int'l to Dubai Central will be made by Dubai's government. Having opened on 27 June 2010, Dubai World Central currently sees scheduled passenger services from Air Kyrgyzstan (QH, Bishkek), flydubai (FZ, Dubai Int'l), Gulf Air (GF, Bahrain), Jazeera Airways (J9, Kuwait), Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l), Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Int'l), Royal Brunei Airlines (BI, Bandar Seri Begawan), Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) and Wizz Air Ukraine (WU, Kiev Zhulyany).
  • Read more 28JAN2014: Malaysia Airlines to pull out of North America and focus on Asia
    Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) is withdrawing from the US market in a bid to refocus its attention on Asia. MAS group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya told Malaysia's Star that airline's 4x weekly Kuala Lumpur Int'l to Los Angeles Int'l via Tokyo Narita service “was no longer economically viable” and will be axed with effect from April 30, 2014. “The factors contributing to this negative situation today include over capacity and competition resulting in lower yields, high cost of operating the B777-200 aircraft, and pressure from continued increases in fuel costs. These are adding further pressure to the expenses of Malaysia Airlines group, which we are continuously evaluating," he said. Mr Yahya said MAS would focus on Asia where future prospects remain strong, fuelled by a growing middle class and increased global and intra-regional trade.


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Aircraft TypeActiveInactiveTotalOn Order* BØ Age P  
A330-200(F)4 4hiddenhidden
A330-30015 15hiddenhidden
A380-8006 6hiddenhidden
B737-40012 12hiddenhidden
B737-800 WIN.52 52hiddenhidden
B747-400(F)2 2hiddenhidden
B777-20014 14hiddenhidden
* Includes new or used aircraft not yet delivered for which a construction/manufacturer serial number is already known.


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