I read recently that Malaysia Airlines was being courted by Airbus to replace its existing fleet of Boeing 737-400s/500s with a mix of Airbus A320/321. The deal would also entice MAS to purchase the Airbus A340-500/600 instead of the Boeing 777-200X. Has anyone read any updates of this?
Will Malaysia Airlines ditch Boeing along with all the other business arrangements (eg. the setting up of a Boeing-Flight Safety centre at the new Kuala Lumpur International Airport).
Airbus and Malaysia Airlines did have a fall-out over the Airbus A330...(MAS was a launch customer but the deal went sour with a dispute over Malaysia Airlines traffic rights in Europe).
I reckon Malaysia Airlines should sell all their Airbus aircraft and just stick with Boeing. This would mean updating its Boeing 737s with the new generation 737s (MAS has had excellent service from this workhorse - why change a habit of a lifetime) and perhaps purchasing a few Boeing 757s or Boeing 767s in order to fit in-between the 737 and 777 - an aircraft size that has been missing from its fleet.