These additional 75 MAX aeroplanes would help Jet Airways expand its network to meet the surging demand in one of the fastest-growing aviation markets in the world
Jet Airways recently confirmed that it placed an order for an additional 75 737 MAX 8 aeroplanes from Boeing during a signing ceremony at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. Currently being valued at $8.8 billion, the order was previously posted as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.
These additional 75 MAX aeroplanes would help Jet Airways expand its network to meet the surging demand in one of the fastest-growing aviation markets in the world.
“Our latest order for 75 additional Boeing 737 MAX aircraft reflects our long-standing association with Boeing and reposes our faith in the aircraft they manufacture,” said Naresh Goyal, Chairman of Jet Airways. “The MAX will allow us to offer guests a superior and well-differentiated experience using a modern, reliable and fuel efficient fleet. The order also emphasizes Jet Airways’ commitment to the growth and potential of the Indian aviation market.”
Mumbai-based Jet Airways received its first MAX in June this year. The MAX is a new and improved 737 that delivers a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and improved passenger comfort. The rate at which new planes are entering the Indian aviation market continues to grow significantly. Domestic air traffic in India has grown about 20 per cent in each of the past four years according to industry data.
“We are honoured to extend our deep partnership with Jet Airways as they modernize their fleet with the most capable single-aisle aeroplanes,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister. “This is a testament to the market-leading economics and reliability of the 737 MAX. I am confident that these new aeroplanes will support Jet Airways’ domestic and international expansion.”