This just hit the wires:
HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (3786.KU) will make a decision on ordering more than 100 jets by December, and also hopes to sign a code-share agreement with a Chinese partner soon, Managing Director Idris Jala said Tuesday.
Airbus and Boeing have both submitted proposals to supply as many as 55 narrow-body jets to Malaysian Airline, Idris said, without specifying the aircraft models.
Malaysian Airline will soon ask Airbus and Boeing to submit proposals for a similar number of longhaul wide-body jets....
The carrier said in May it was considering purchases of up to 110 aircraft, part of a major expansion plan for growth amid increasing regional competition.
Nice to see MAS (finally) in shape to talk about ordering planes again. However, this has the "aeroflot" feel about it... all talk and no checkbook to be seen.