Boeing has delivered the primary 737 MAX to Fiji Airways, which plans to make use of the longer-range model of the aircraft to modernise its single-aisle fleet.
“We’re thrilled to take supply of our very first 737 MAX 8, named Island of Kadavu,” mentioned Andre Viljoen, managing director, Fiji Airways.
“The introduction of the 737 MAX is the start of a brand new chapter for Fiji Airways and we sit up for making the most of the airplane’s superior efficiency and economics.
“These new airplanes will allow us to supply a world-class buyer expertise by way of the brand new Boeing Sky Inside cabins with in-seat leisure for all company.”
Fiji Airways plans to take supply of 5 MAX Eight airplanes, which can construct on the success of its fleet of Subsequent-Generations 737s.
The MAX incorporates the most recent expertise CFM Worldwide LEAP-1B engines, Superior Expertise winglets, and different airframe enhancements to enhance efficiency and cut back working prices.
“We’re delighted to welcome Fiji Airways to the MAX household of operators and we’re thrilled they would be the first 737 MAX operator within the Pacific Islands,” mentioned Ihssane Mounir, senior vice chairman of economic gross sales at Boeing.
“We’re honoured by their continued partnership and confidence in Boeing merchandise.
“The market-leading effectivity of the MAX can pay speedy dividends for Fiji Airways and can assist them enhance their operation and route community.”
Primarily based at Nadi Worldwide Airport, Fiji Airways serves 13 nations and 31 locations/cities together with Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands (Oceania), america, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.