Malaysia Airlines’ new Boeing 737-8 will arrive in August 2023 – SoyaCincau

Finally, Malaysia Airlines will take delivery of its new Boeing 737-8 soon as part of Malaysia Aviation Group’s (MAG) fleet modernization plan. The first of 25 737-8 aircraft is currently scheduled for delivery in August 2023.

Malaysia Airlines MAS 737-8 B1 First Flight Exteriors Taxi Takeoff and Landing

The new 737-8 aircraft will feature a refreshed tail fin design with the iconic “I” logo with Songket motif in gold color. According to the national flag carrier, the new look reflects the airline’s determination to move forward with optimism and energy and the refreshed logo pays tribute to Malaysia’s vibrant cultural heritage, emphasizing the airline’s unwavering commitment to proudly represent the country and its progressive spirit.

Commenting on the arrival of the Boeing 737-8 aircraft, MAG CEO Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi said “We are delighted to present our passengers with a truly immersive and memorable journey that reflects our national pride and commitment to delivering exceptional travel experiences. The introduction of our new 737-8 aircraft in August 2023, sets a new standard in air travel, combining the best of Malaysian culture, advanced technology and sustainable practices to create an unparalleled flying experience.

He added, “Every aspect of the cabin design has been carefully crafted to enhance passenger comfort. The seat upholstery features a debossed songket motif, showcasing the intricate patterns and vibrant colors of traditional Malaysian textiles. This artistic detail not only adds aesthetic appeal but also pays tribute to Malaysia’s rich culture, allowing passengers to immerse themselves in the country’s heritage from the moment they board.”

The harmonious combination of the signature blue color and the songket motif create a visually captivating cabin that reflects our commitment to offering a truly immersive journey. Whether passengers adjust their seats or move around the aircraft, they will be surrounded by an ambiance that reflects serenity, beauty, and a deep appreciation of Malaysia’s cultural tapestry,” said Ahmad Luqman.

The airline’s first 737-8 with registration 9M-MVA was first spotted earlier this month at Boeing’s Renton facility in the United States. Malaysia Airlines previously placed a firm order for 25 units in 2016. Early last year, the airline renewed the order and is leasing 25 aircraft from Air Lease Corp. Formerly known as the Boeing 737 Max 8, the aircraft received clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) to fly in Malaysia and the same aircraft type is also operated by Singapore Airlines and Batik Air.

Similar to the recently refreshed Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, the new 737-8 will also feature a new WiFi-based In-Flight Entertainment system, MHStudio. According to Malaysia Airlines, it gives customers access to more than 500 on-demand entertainment content as well as personalized experiences. It is also highly likely that the new aircraft will feature their next-generation cabin that uses lightweight seats without built-in IFE screens. This means passengers will need to use their own personal electronic devices to stream content through MHStudio or watch their own downloaded offline content. The new cabin features device holders as well as charging ports on both USB-A and USB-C.

In case you missed it, Malaysia Airlines has also received CAAM’s greenlight to allow passengers to enjoy Gate-to-Gate connectivity. Effective July 1st, passengers will no longer be required to turn off their personal electronic devices upon takeoff and landing, provided it is in airplane mode. This means you can continue to watch your downloaded videos or content from boarding to disembarking from the aircraft when you arrive at the destination.


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