Malaysia Airlines Exercises Option to Order 10 More 737-800s

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Malaysia Airlines has exercised an option to purchase 10 additional Next-Generation 737-800s.

The order is valued at more than $800 million at current list prices. The airline still has purchase rights for an additional 10 Next-Generation 737-800s remaining from their initial 2008 contract.

Malaysia's 737s are the first in Asia to sport the passenger-pleasing Boeing Sky Interior and are fitted with Blended Winglets, which improve fuel efficiency by up to 4%, increase flying range, and reduce CO2 emissions and takeoff noise.

"The option we exercised today marks another step in Malaysia Airlines' mission to strengthen and build upon the airline's award-winning service and passenger value, efforts that support the company's business transformation strategy to profitable operation," said Malaysia Airlines Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Tengku Dato' Sri Azmil Zahruddin Raja Abdul Aziz. "Boeing's Next-Generation 737, with its economic advantages, including unmatched fuel efficiency, is the right airplane to support our business and our customers."

Malaysia Airlines, with a 64-year history as the national carrier of Malaysia, operates a mixed fleet of short and long-haul airplanes. The airline flies nearly 45,000 passengers daily to more than 100 destinations worldwide.

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