Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines has outlined plans to bring in a dozen Boeing 737 Max jets, including four ordered directly from the manufacturer.

Skymark, an all Boeing 737-800 operator today, plans to order four jets including Max 8 and Max 10 variants from Boeing. It will also take options on two more examples of the CFM International Leap-1B-powered narrowbody. Boeing says the order will be added to its backlog once finalised.

Boeing 737-8 and 737-10 in Skymark livery

Source: Boeing

Skymark will take both Max 8 and Max 10 variants

The airline will separately take six more 737 Max 8s from lessors

Boeing senior vice-president of commercial sales Ihssane Mounir says: ”As Skymark Airlines looks to sustainably grow its fleet, the 737 Max family offers market-leading efficiency and environmental performance.

”With commonality and enhanced capabilities, the 737-8 and 737-10 will enable Skymark Airlines to optimise its fleet across all operations.”

Tokyo Haneda-based Skymark currently operates a fleet of 29 737-800s.