Malaysia Airlines ordered 20 ATR 72-500s for its wholly owned subsidiaries Firefly and MASwings. Each carrier will receive 10 aircraft, with 10 options earmarked for Firefly and five for MASwings. The deal excluding options is valued at $650 million. Firefly will take delivery of its first aircraft next year, while the first for MASwings will arrive in 2009. Firefly's ATR 72-500s are intended for expansion of its network as it establishes hubs at Kuala Lumpur Subang, Penang, Johor Bahru and ...

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