Sixteen planes due for delivery between 2018 and 2021
A preliminary agreement between Icelandair Group and Boeing signed on December 6 last year has now been finalised, with a firm order for 16 737-MAX aircraft and purchase rights for an additional eight. The original order was for 12 aircraft. The 16 planes are scheduled to be delivered between 2018 and 2021.
The complete order is for nine 737 MAX 8 aircraft, configured for 153 passengers, and seven 737 MAX 9 configured for 172 passengers. The Boeing 737 MAX is a new, improved, longer-range version of the current Boeing 737 with more efficient engines and improved fuel use by 13% per seat.
The finalised agreements “will further strengthen our business and increase our flexibility and capability for growth,” said Björgólfur Jóhannsson, Icelandair Group’s president and CEO. “The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2018 and the aircraft will be operated alongside with the company’s current fleet of Boeing 757s.”
[image courtesy Boeing]