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Malaysia Airlines will fly ex-Airberlin A330s to Auckland

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  • Malaysia Airlines will fly ex-Airberlin A330s to Auckland

    Malaysia Airlines plans to fly the first of its six Airbus A330-200 jets formerly leased to Airberlin between Auckland and Kuala Lumpur in early 2018.

    The Oneworld member airline, which has been eager to boost the size of its twin-aisle A330 fleet for some time, swooped on the insolvent German airline and took over a six-year lease on a half-dozen Airbus A330-200 jets.

    The pre-loved jets will join the Malaysia Airlines fleet at a rate of one per month between February and July 2018 and in addition to Auckland will be rostered onto short to medium-range flights to Bangkok, Jakarta, Delhi and Mumbai.

    They'll also be sent to Singapore and Hong Kong to cope with the peak travel demands during Chinese New Year.

    The Malaysian flag-carrier will retain Airberlin's original seating (shown below) rather than fit its latest A330 business class seats, although materials such as seat covers will be changed to remove the German airline's branding.
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