Malaysia Airlines announced leasing six Airbus A330-200’s from AerCap. which will come from bankruptcy filed Air Berlin. AerCap is an aircraft leasing company with, as of June 30, 2017, 1,539 owned, managed or on order aircraft for more than 200 customers world wide.
According to Malaysia Airlines, The aircraft are due to arrive in February 2018, on a six-year lease term ends in 2023. The aircraft will replace the 737’s which will be returned to the lessor.
As part of five year Airline’ “MAS Recovery Program (MRP)”, it is focussing on adding new planes and establishing new routes.
Last month Malaysia Airlines ordered 16 new Boeing airplanes and with this new addition the company seems to recover from its years of losses it made.
Mr. Md Nor Yusof, the chairman of Malaysia Airlines said “The right aircraft at the right time at the right price is key to our success and these aircraft will enable us to create much-improved customer experience as we move towards transforming the airline into a premium 5-star carrier once again.”