Out of 20 aircraft, ten will be taken leased from Irish lessor Avolon, while the remaining ten aircraft will be purchased directly from Airbus.
The current 21 Oneworld A330s will be retired and replaced by the first A330neo as early as 2024
The aircraft, powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engine, are capable of carrying 300 passengers in a two-class “luxury” layout. throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.
Acquisition of the A330neo — a natural transition from the current flagship of the park — A330. Modernization and improvement of operational efficiency — important, but not the only benefits that the A330neo will provide. It will also help the airline achieve its environmental goals by reducing fuel consumption per passenger.
A330neo — the most economical airliner in its size category for premium flights with a spacious, quiet cabin and multiple layout options.
Malaysia Airlines will be the second Malaysian airline to operate the A330neo, following Sepang-headquartered low-cost AirAsia X operating in the field of medium and long-haul passenger transportation. The latter had previously placed a large order for these wide-body aircraft, but cut back significantly in April.