Malaysia Airlines, whose current long-haul fleet comprises 747s, 777s and A330s, yesterday announced plans to purchase 15 A330-300s for delivery in 2011-16, with options for an additional 10. CEO Azmil Zahruddin said the order is worth up to $5 billion if all options are exercised and will be financed in part through a rights issue, according to press reports. The new aircraft will be used on Asian, Middle Eastern and Australian routes and will replace some older planes but also will add new ...

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