KUALA LUMPUR – Boeing and Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) have announced an order for 10 737 MAX 10 airplanes, valued at US$1.25 billion (US$1=RM4.30) at list prices, at the Paris Air Show.
The announcement converts 10 of the national airline’s current 737 MAX to the newest version of the family.
MAB Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Peter Bellew, said as the airline company’s competition and business continued to grow as the superior efficiency and additional capacity of the new airplane will allow MAB to differentiate itself and offer the best of all-inclusive business and economy fares to its passengers.
“MAB currently operates more than 50 Next-Generation 737s,” he said in a statement today.
The national carrier, in 2016, ordered 25 737 MAX, and the 10 new airplanes would be an addition to it.
Meanwhile, Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes said Boeing has been a proud partner of MAB for more than 40 years.
“The 737 MAX 10 will be the most profitable single-aisle airplane offering the lowest seat costs ever, and would complement its all single-aisle fleet of 737s.
“The entire 737 MAX family are designed to offer exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency, and an extended range that will open up new destinations in the single-aisle market,” he added.
Like its other 737 MAX models, the MAX 10 incorporates the latest technology engines, advanced technology winglets, Boeing sky interior, large flight deck display, and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history. – BERNAMA