Virgin Australia Group restructures its Boeing 737 MAX order

Virgin Australia Group has announced it has reached an agreement with Boeing to restructure its Boeing 737 MAX order and delivery schedule.

The restructured order book now consists of 25 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft which are scheduled for delivery from mid-2023, providing greater efficiencies to the airline as well as a better flying experience for customers. The airline will no longer receive the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Recognizing the recertification of the Boeing 737 MAX by the US Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators, Virgin Australia Group remains confident that global return to service plans will support its arrival in mid-2023. This, alongside design features such as the Boeing Sky Interior and higher seating capacity, make for a better product for customers and the environment.

Virgin Australia Group remains in discussions with aircraft manufacturers on a fleet strategy to support the reintroduction of wide body services when long-haul international travel demand returns.

PREVIOUS ORDER:

25 x Boeing 737 MAX 10

First aircraft scheduled to arrive in July 2021

23 x Boeing 737 MAX 8

First aircraft scheduled to arrive in February 2025

 

RESTRUCTURED ORDER:

25 x Boeing 737 MAX 10

First aircraft scheduled to arrive in mid-2023