Malaysian Airlines To Lease Eight Alitalia Jets


Malaysian Airlines CEO Peter Bellew has told Reuters he is willing to lease jets from Italy’s troubled Alitalia.

Alitalia entered administration proceedings last month after a restructuring bid, involving job and compensation cuts, by shareholder Etihad failed.

Meanwhile Bellew has said he wants to lease either the carrier’s A330s, B777s or a combination in a deal he expects to finalise within the next six weeks.

The leased jets would enter service in 2018, and Bellew has also said he would explore the possibility of leasing a further nine in 2019