Icelandair has signed a letter of intent to acquire four Boeing 737 Max aircraft from the manufacturer’s backlog of built aircraft.

The aircraft were built in 2018 and are scheduled for the delivery in the autumn of this year. They will take Icelandair’s fleet of Max jets to 18. Cirium fleets data shows it has eight Max 8s and four Max 9s in service, and a further two Max 8s on order that are due for delivery in the coming weeks.

Icelandair does not specify the variant of the four jets covered by the LoI. 

Icelandair Boeing 737 Max

Source: Boeing

Icelandair took delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the spring of 2018

Icelandair chief executive Bogi Nils Bogason says: ”We are pleased to announce a further expansion to our fleet of Boeing 737 Max aircraft on favourable terms. The Max has proven to be a good fit to our route network and its fuel efficiency contributes positively to our efforts of reducing the carbon emissions from our operations.

”We have been ramping up our operations,” he adds. ”This summer we offer direct flights from Iceland to 44 destinations, up to five times a day. This addition to our fleet allows us to further increase our services by adding new destinations and increasing frequency to our current destinations.”