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Malaysia Airlines unveils new B737-8 in new MH livery

July 20, 20232 minute read
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Malaysia Airlines takes delivery of their new B737-8 in August 2023 which will show off the MH livery. From afar, it looks similar to the existing livery, but a closer inspection reveals the tweaks. The new aircraft will also offer cutting-edge cabin features aimed at enhancing the overall customer experience.

MH B737-8 (9M-MVA) showcases a range of exciting enhancements as part of the Malaysia Aviation Group’s (MAG) fleet modernisation plan.  The aircraft is the first of twenty-five 737-8 aircraft scheduled for delivery.

The new MH livery and cabin features

The livery of the new 737-8 aircraft has undergone a significant transformation, although you will need to look carefully. The iconic ‘wau’ logo, symbolising Malaysian pride, has been repositioned and the familiar shape is overlaid with an exquisite songket motif in elegant gold hues, paying tribute to Malaysia’s vibrant cultural heritage. The Malaysian flag motif along the sides is also seen on the airlines A350 aircraft.

Similar to its refreshed B737-800 NG aircraft, the 737-8 will also carry the airline’s wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system, MHstudio, which provides customers access to over 500 on-demand entertainment options, as well as personalised shopping experiences, so they can enjoy their journey on their own terms, anywhere and anytime.

…. 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. Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, Malaysia Aviation Group CEO (Airlines)

Each aspect of the cabin design has been crafted to enhance passenger comfort. The seat upholstery features a debossed songket motif, showcasing the intricate patterns and vibrant colours of traditional Malaysian textiles. This artistic detail not only adds aesthetic appeal but also pays homage to Malaysia’s rich culture. The harmonious combination of the signature blue colour and the songket motif create a visually captivating cabin that reflects our commitment to offering a truly immersive journey.

The airline will grow its 737-8 fleet to 25 aircraft by 2026. Group-wide MAG currently owns a fleet size of 100 aircraft through its subsidiaries Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, MASwings and MASkargo.

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MH B737-8 (9M-MVA) with new livery
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