Malaysia Airlines Plans to Fly to US Again?
Malaysia Airlines is in the spotlight for the past few days. They just signed the deal for 16 aircrafts with Boeing worth US$ 4.86 billion (which includes maintenance, repair and overhaul services). They ordered 9 Dreamliner B787 jets and 8 B737-Max from Boeing.
With the nine new Dreamliner B787 jets, Malaysia Airlines has the capacity to offer more long-haul flights. Thus, with our Prime Minister investing billions and dollars to United States in this official trip to meet US President Donald Trump, there might be some deals for Malaysia Airlines to get approval to have landing rights in US. It could be a possibility in our opinion and we are still hoping for the VISA waiver for Malaysians traveling to US from this trip.
It will still take some time for any possibilities of Malaysia Airlines to fly back to United States. It will take a few years for the Dreamliner B787 to deliver so there are still plenty of time.
Malaysia Airlines stop its flights to Los Angeles in 2014 and other destinations like Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Paris, Amsterdam and more in the past decade.
There are reports that Malaysia Airlines is eyeing to fly to New York and other cities in Europe as well as expanding new destinations in South Korea and Japan. It is still too early to tell whether Malaysia Airlines will fly back to United States but we really hope for the VISA waiver for Malaysians traveling to US soon.