Malindo Air gets 2 more Boeing planes
KUALA LUMPUR: Hybrid airline Malindo Air yesterday took delivery of its fifth and sixth Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, bringing the total number of its fleet to nine aircraft that includes three ATR72-600.
The two aircraft arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in the afternoon and were placed in operation after leaving Boeing's facility in Seattle, the United States, on Sunday.
They are part of Malindo Air's growth strategy to operate brand new aircraft and take on new deliveries until 2015, in line with the current demand in the aviation market.
"This is an important milestone for Malindo Air," said Malindo Air's chief executive officer Chandran Ramamuthy in a statement.
"We have been witnessing gradual growth in the aviation industry over the last few years, driven by a continued increase in consumer confidence and spending."
He said the airline is confident that the modern aircraft will help it fulfil its ambitious growth plans.
Malindo Air has taken delivery of six Boeing 737-900ERs since its launch on March 22.
"Every aircraft passes through a diligent review process. The process covers aircraft customisation and quality checks of parts and components, all validated by our Malindo Air team, inspectors from the Department of Civil Aviation and the manufacturers," Chandran added. Bernama
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