Malaysia Airlines is set to announce a deal for up to eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The type of 787 has not been disclosed at this time. The deal, worth more than US$1.8 billion at list prices, is expected to be one of the announcements that will be made after Najib meets with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, the sources said.
Sources close to the airline have indicated that the deal is worth USD 1.8 billion at current list prices. An official announcement is expected once Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak meets with US President Donald Trump. A memorandum of understanding between Boeing and Malaysia Airlines for the eight 787s is being finalised according to sources close to Boeing and the airline.
Malaysia Airlines is in a phase of regeneration and re-building its image after the 777 tragedies in 2014. The airline will commence Airbus A350-900 flights in January 2018 between Kuala Lumpur and London Heathrow, replacing the Airbus A380. The carrier wants to re-establish some of its former European routes such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. The expansion of the wide-body fleet will allow the carrier to do this.