Malaysia Airlines will lease five 737-800s for India and China operations, according to Bloomberg. The carrier will use the aircraft to open new routes to secondary airports and their selection may be an indication of its choice of a replacement for its 737-400 fleet, which is due by year end. MAS is looking at the possibility of moving its loss-making domestic routes to AirAsia, but it still would have a need for 737-800s/-900Xs or A320s and an order for up to 60 is expected. As well as ...

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