Malaysia Airlines reviewing order for 25 Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Malaysia Airlines aircraft seen from the viewing gallery at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Selangor, on March 8, 2019.
Malaysia Airlines aircraft seen from the viewing gallery at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Selangor, on March 8, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia Airlines is reviewing its order for 25 Boeing 737 Max aircraft after recent crashes involving the model, the airline said on Friday (March 15).

In response to a Reuters query, Malaysia's national carrier said in an e-mail that it "had started its process of due diligence to ascertain future operations of the Boeing 737 Max in light of the recent incidents".

The airline said it is currently reviewing its overall 737 Max programme.

The financially troubled airline has orders for 25 737 Max jets, expected for delivery starting in 2020.