Icelandair has finalised a $1.6bn firm order with Boeing for 16 single-aisle 737 MAX aircraft with an option to acquire an additional eight jetliners.
"The 737 MAX will complement our Boeing 757 operations seamlessly and allow us to continue our route expansion in the most fuel-efficient manner," says Bjorgolfur Johannsson, president and CEO, Icelandair Group.
The 737 MAX builds on the strengths of the world's best-selling 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% fuel-use improvement over today's most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes.
"The 737 MAX will be an excellent addition to Icelandair's all-Boeing fleet, enabling the carrier to expand its operations across Europe and North America with increased fuel efficiency, route flexibility and passenger comfort," says Todd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The announcement brings the total number of 737 MAXs ordered to date to 1,180.