Primera Air has ordered eight Boeing 737 MAX 9
airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices.
The deal also includes purchase rights for
four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more
airplanes from Air Lease Corporation.
The 737 MAX 9, powered by CFM International
LEAP-1B engines, will form the backbone of the
low-cost airline's future as it seeks to commence flights between
Europe and North America.
Primera Air plans to use the MAX 9's
auxiliary fuel tanks to lower trip costs and maximize the range to
accommodate flights connecting Europe to the east coast of the
"The 737 MAX 9 will allow Primera Air to open up
nonstop, long-haul routes from Europe to the U.S. with unmatched
economics," said Andri M. Ingolfsson, President, Primera Air.
"This aircraft has a lower per-seat cost than the current wide
body aircraft servicing the transatlantic and the capabilities of
this aircraft type will change the economics of the industry. This
will open up fantastic possibilities for growth for Primera Air in
Primera Air is an
all-Boeing carrier currently operating a fleet of nine
Next-Generation 737-700s and 737-800s with flights to more than 70
airports in Europe.
Primera Air is part of the Primera Travel
Group that operates travel agencies and tour operating companies
in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.
The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology
CFM International LEAP-1B engines.
"Primera Air's commitment is a major
endorsement of the 737 MAX 9 and its ability to serve new
transatlantic markets," said Monty Oliver, vice president,
European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The MAX 9 will
provide Primera Air unmatched efficiency, range, reliability and
operating costs, while continuing to provide a premium on-board
experience for its passengers."
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