Surprising: Malaysia Airlines To Order 8 Boeing 787s

Malaysia Airlines is trying to shrink their way to profitability. Following the catastrophic events of a couple of years ago (and the financial issues the airline already had before that), Malaysia decided to ground their entire fleet of 777s, and plans on soon taking their A380s out of service as well.

Malaysia Airlines will soon take delivery of six Airbus A350 aircraft, which will be their only ultra longhaul aircraft, and will replace the A380s on the London route. Furthermore, Malaysia has 15 A330-300s, though those planes don’t have the range to fly to Western Europe.

Thanks to some drastic cuts, Malaysia is on track to be profitable by 2018, and I figured they’d be happy trying to be a fairly small airline that isn’t bleeding money. […]

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