Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) Chief Executive Izham Ismail said the deal was part of a restructuring of the terms of the airline’s order book with Boeing.
“As part of the terms we were given options to swap our orderbook aircraft with leased aircraft,” he said at a Singapore Airshow forum on Tuesday.
MAG had previously placed an order of its own for 25 737 MAX jets, which remains listed on Boeing’s website. Boeing did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
Last year MAG said it had agreed with Boeing to take delivery of the planes from 2024.
It was originally scheduled to take delivery in 2020, but the 737 MAX was grounded worldwide after two crashes, prompting several airlines and lessors to cancel orders.Read more