Icelandair receives its first 737 MAX

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 1, 2018 17:01

Icelandair receives its first 737 MAX

Icelandair has celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX airplane as the Icelandic carrier seeks to grow and renew its fleet and enhance its trans-Atlantic operations.

The MAX will join Icelandair’s fleet of Boeing 757 and 767 jets in serving destinations throughout North America and Europe.

Icelandair placed an order for 16 737 MAXs in 2013, including the MAX 8 and larger MAX 9 models.

“The arrival of the new aircraft represents a milestone, the start of the renewal of our fleet which is an exciting undertaking for Icelandair,” says Björgólfur Jóhannsson, President and CEO Icelandair. “The MAX will be an excellent addition to our fleet of Boeing 757’s and 767’s and increase both flexibility and capacity for the growth of our network, through added frequencies and new destinations.”

“The 737 MAX will complement Icelandair’s trans-Atlantic operations, continuing to seamlessly link points between North America and Europe,” said Monty Oliver, vice-president of Europe Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The incredible operating efficiencies of the 737 MAX family will allow Icelandair to steadily and profitably grow its network in the coming years as it introduces both MAX 8s and MAX 9s into its fleet.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 1, 2018 17:01