Jet Airways has placed an order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft at the 2015 Dubai Air Show today, which is part of the airline’s fleet replacement strategy and to help it increase efficiency.
The announcement marks the largest order in the Indian carrier’s history and supports its aim to have the most modern and environmentally progressive fleet.
The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, includes conversions of 25 Next-Generation 737s to 737 MAX 8s, as well as options and purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft.
Jet Airways chairman, Naresh Goyal, says: “Incorporating the latest design and technology features, the highly efficient 737 MAX will allow us to drive our operational efficiency and reaffirms our commitment to providing a best-in-class full service travel experience to our guests.
“This order is an endorsement of our confidence in the long-term prospects of the Indian aviation sector, which reflects the positive forecast for the country’s economy and offers tremendous potential for growth and development.”
“Boeing is proud that Jet Airways will be the first airline in India to take delivery of the 737 MAX,” says Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer Ray Conner. “The 737 MAX will bring new standards for fuel efficiency and economics, and a premium passenger experience to Jet Airways.”