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Mon, 5 March 2018

Icelandair Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Icelandair has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Icelandair placed an order for 16 737 MAXs in 2013, including the MAX 8 and larger MAX 9 models. Both airplanes offer airlines a range of up to 3,515 nautical miles (or 6,510 kilometers).

Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX. Photo: Dean Jones. Click to enlarge.

"The arrival of the new aircraft represents a milestone, the start of the renewal of our fleet which is an exciting undertaking for Icelandair," says Björgólfur Jóhannsson, President and CEO Icelandair. "The MAX will be an excellent addition to our fleet of Boeing 757's and 767's and increase both flexibility and capacity for the growth of our network, through added frequencies and new destinations."

The 737 MAX family is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines.

"The 737 MAX will complement Icelandair's trans-Atlantic operations, continuing to seamlessly link points between North America and Europe," said Monty Oliver, vice-president of Europe Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The incredible operating efficiencies of the 737 MAX family will allow Icelandair to steadily and profitably grow its network in the coming years as it introduces both MAX 8s and MAX 9s into its fleet."

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