Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur International) is planning to dispose of its entire freighter and A380-800 fleet Leeham News has reported. According to the news site, the Malaysian carrier is offering its six A380s and four B777-200(ER)s up for either sale or lease alongside its entire MASkargo fleet of two B747-400(F)s and four A330-200Fs.

Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah, which owns the airline outright, last year said it would review Malaysia Airlines' fleet strategy once a comprehensive route network analysis had been undertaken.

Today's revelation is therefore no surprise given that preliminary reports had suggested the carrier would be reborn as a more regionally-focussed operation using smaller aircraft.

Should the disposal be successful, Malaysia Airlines would be left with a longhaul fleet of fifteen A330-300s and nine B777-200(ER)s while the bulk of the overall fleet will consist of fifty-seven B737-800s.