The Malaysia Airlines low cost subsidiary, which currently operates eight ATR72-500 turboprops, is shortly expected to receive the first of up to thirty Boeing 737s, which are being transferred to the LCC as part of Malaysia Airlines' plans to hit back at ever increasing domestic and regional low cost competition. Although it was originally thought that only Boeing 737-400s would be transferred to Firefly, the first 737-800 (reg 9M-MLA, serial 30703) has recently been repainted into Firefly colours in preparation for the launch of jet service on 15 January 2010. Firefly is also taking on additional Boeing 737-400s from external sources, the first of which (reg 9M-FZA, serial 27001) is thought to be one of at least two acquired from Aircastle.
Fri, Jan 7 2011 9:23 PM
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Filed under: Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737, 737-800, 737-400, ATR72-500, Boeing 737-400, ATR72, Malaysia Airlines, 9M-FZA, 9M-MLA, Aircastle, serial 27001, serial 30703