Aminuddin Zakaria, senior vice president, airline engineering group, Malaysia Airlines; Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, chief executive officer, Malaysia Airlines; Erik Nelson, vice president of 737 field operations and delivery, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and Suvendoo Ray, Boeing Commercial Airplanes sales director, cut a ceremonial ribbon marking the special delivery.

Boeing delivers Malaysia Airlines 100th 737

American airframer Boeing celebrated the 100th 737 direct delivery to Malaysia Airlines last Friday. The aircraft bears the registration 9M-MXY.

The airline has a long history of operating the 737, having taken delivery of its first 737, a 737-200, in 1972. The carrier has operated the 737-200, 737-300, 737-400, 737-500 and 737-800.

Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, group chief executive officer, Malaysia Airlines

“The 737 has, and continues to be, an amazing aircraft for our airline with its consistent reliability, unmatched economics and innovation in passenger comfort, 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 Boeing 737-400 9M-MMD Penang Bayan Lepas Int'l Airport.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-400 9M-MMD Penang Bayan Lepas Int’l Airport.

Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

“We are proud of our long running relationship with Malaysia Airlines and honored to be a part of this special centennial delivery, The operating economics and capability of the 737 will continue to play an important role in Malaysia’s leading airline.”

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