Industry sources confirmed that Malaysia Airlines is poised to report a deal to acquire 20 Airbus A330neo wide-body jets. Chief Executive Izham Ismail said the airline was nearing a decision on replacing its earlier-model A330 fleet, and media reported that the upgraded A330neo had been selected as the preferred model. The deal to replace 15 A330-300s and six A330-200s is likely to involve leasing around half of the upgraded A330neo planes and purchasing the rest directly from Airbus, said two of the sources were not authorized to speak publicly.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad, popularly known as Malaysian Airline System, and branded as Malaysia Airlines, is the flag carrier airline of Malaysia and a member of the Oneworld airline partnership. The establishment headquarters are at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
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