AirMalta (KM) is expected to announce the new fleet decision later today or early tomorrow. Talks with Boeing have been concluded last week while negotiations with Airbus are still going on at this, the eleventh hour ! KM has declared that the decision will not be effected by political pressures (I doubt that) and that Airbus has the edge over Boeing at this stage.
KM has signed a lease agreement for 10-12 short to medium haul aircraft with ILFC last April. First delivery is scheduled for Dec '03 and a further 4 units will be delivered by the Summer '04.
AirMalta has declared that a fleet mix is overruled. The question is whether the fleet will made of the A320 or the B737NG families.