Malaysia Airlines on Friday hinted a potential fleet trimming plan after reports that the flagship carrier was seeking to sell some of planes to recover from recent air disasters and bad performance.
Aviation industrial websites reported that airlines might sell or lease some of its planes, including Airbus A380, A330-200 and Boeing 777-200ER.
Malaysia Airlines later tried to “clarify” the reports without an outright denial.
“Malaysia Airlines seeks to clarify the speculation on it’s fleet. We are currently still working to finalize the Business Plan,” the company said on its Twitter account.
“Exploring fleet options to enhance viability of long-haul sectors is one area being looked into,” it added.
Malaysia Airlines is undergoing a restructuring after suffering two major air disasters in 2014. Flight MH370 went missing on March 8 last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board while Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people aboard were killed.
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