Icelandair (Keflavik) and Boeing (Chicago) have announced a commitment today for 12 737 MAXs, valued at more than $1.2 billion at list prices. The commitment by the Icelandic carrier includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s. Boeing looks forward to working with Icelandair to finalize the details, at which time the order will be posted as a firm order to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.
The 737 MAX is a new-engine variant of the world’s best-selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today’s Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 13 percent fuel-use improvement over today’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes.
The 737 MAX also features the new Boeing Sky Interior. According to Boeing, “the sleek interior boasts modern lines, a spacious cabin with more headroom and LED lighting that offers vibrant color options.”
Icelandair Group currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 23 757-200/300 airplanes for both its passenger and cargo operations. The Icelandic carrier has used the geographical location of its Keflavik-based hub mid-way between North America and Europe, as an opportunity to build an ever-growing network of more than 25 international destinations.
Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. The new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will replace the older Boeing 757-200 aircraft such as the pictured Boeing 757-208 TF-FIJ (msn 25085) on finals at London (Heathrow).