KUALA LUMPUR: Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd (Malindo Air) is expected to gradually take delivery of 10 units of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its parent Lion Air Group from early next year.

The decision came after the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia’s (CAAM) approval to allow operators/airlines to operate the B737 MAX in Malaysia, an internal source said.

The source said Malindo Air was preparing to reinstate the B737 MAX services in Malaysia and closely working with CAAM to rectify the airline’s airworthiness permit to resume operating the aircraft.

Malindo Air had initially taken the first B737 MAX on May 22, 2017 with scheduled flights to destinations including Australia, China, India and Asean countries.Read more