The order, originally announced as a commitment for 12 airplanes in December 2012, has been increased to 16 airplanes and includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s, as well as purchase rights for eight additional 737 MAXs.
Bjorgolfur Johannsson, Icelandair CEO, said: “The 737 MAX will complement our Boeing 757 operations seamlessly and allow us to continue our route expansion in the most fuel-efficient manner. Todd Nelp, vice president of European sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, added: “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.” Icelandair currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 23 Boeing 757 airplanes for both its passenger and cargo operations. Source: Steven Thompson
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