Malaysia Airlines signs for 20 Airbus A330neo

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330neo aircraft
A computer rendering of Malaysia Airlines' Airbus A330neo jet. Photo: © Airbus

Malaysia Airlines has signed an agreement with aircraft manufacturer Airbus and leasing company Avolon for 20 Airbus A330neo aircraft.

The contract consists of 10 A330-900s to be leased from Dublin-based Avolon and 10 aircraft to be purchased directly from Airbus. The jets will be delivered from 2024 onwards.

Malaysia Airlines configures its A330neo fleet with a layout seating for 300 passengers in two classes and selects Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines for its new A330neo jets.

Kuala Lumpur-based airline is already operating six Airbus A350-900 airplanes. The new neo-jets will gradually replace the carrier’s 21 A330ceo aircraft. Right now, Malaysia Airlines has a fleet of 97 narrowbody and widebody aircraft.