December 19 saw Boeing deliver Malaysia Airlines’ 100th 737, a Next-Generation 737-800. Malaysia took delivery of its first 737, a 737-200, in 1972 and has operated the 737-200, 737-300, 737-400, 737-500 and 737-800 as well as 747-400s and 777-200ERs (Extended Range).
“The 737 has, and continues to be, an amazing aircraft for our airline with its consistent reliability, unmatched economics and innovation in passenger comfort,” said Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, group chief executive officer at Malaysia Airlines. “We used a 737 for our very first flight in 1972 and we are excited to now take delivery of our 100th airplane of its type.”
Malaysia Airlines’ latest 737-800 features the Boeing Sky Interior, with larger pivoting overhead stowage bins, larger window reveals and LED lighting. Malaysia was the Asia launch customer for the Boeing Sky Interior. The airline has an additional 10 737-800s on order.