Malaysia Airlines chooses Next-Generation 737

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Malaysia Airlines orders 10 Next-Generation 737-800 valued at more than $800 million at list prices. (Boeing photo)

Malaysia Airlines on Tuesday during the Paris Air Show said it has exercised options to purchase 10 Next-Generation 737-800s.

“Boeing’s Next-Generation 737, with its economic advantages, including unmatched fuel efficiency, is the right airplane to support our business and our customers,” said Tengku Dato’ Azmil Zahruddin Raja Abdul Aziz, Malaysia Airlines managing director and chief executive officer.

“Boeing’s Next-Generation 737, with its economic advantages, including unmatched fuel efficiency, is the right airplane to support our business and our customers,” said Tengku Dato’ Azmil Zahruddin Raja Abdul Aziz, Malaysia Airlines managing director and chief executive officer.

Malaysia’s 737s will come with the new Boeing Sky Interior, which features larger overhead pivot bins, sculpted sidewalls, update window reveals and LED lighting that can be programmed to create different effects during the flight such as a soft blue sky overhead.

“The selection of the Next-Generation 737 to support the airline’s strategic fleet modernization reinforces the superior economics of the most fuel efficient single-aisle airplane operating in today’s market,” said Marlin Dailey, Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales & Marketing.

The order is valued at more than $800 million at list prices.