Jet Airways has received its fifth Boeing 737 MAX, as part of its fleet modernisation plan.
Since the induction of the airline’s maiden Boeing 737 MAX (registered as VT-JXA) on Jun 28, 2018, another four have joined its fleet.
The latest MAX, the airline’s fifth, with registration VT-JXE, is part of 11 MAX aircraft that Jet Airways will be inducting this fiscal year.
Another 220 MAX aircraft are expected to join the airline’s fleet over the course of the next decade, as it expands its footprint and refreshes its in-flight experience on the back of a completely modern and contemporary product.
Jet Airways remains the first and only Indian carrier to operate these advanced single-aisle fuel-efficient aircraft in the Indian skies.
Equipped with a new and unique CFM LEAP-1B engine, the 737 MAX is designed to deliver exceptional performance and reliability with a fuel efficiency of up to 15 per cent that translates into a lower seat per mile cost as well as an extended range. It delivers a comparatively lower noise footprint (nearly 40 percent less) along with lower carbon emissions. The proposed induction of the Boeing 737 MAX will enable Jet Airways to not only simplify its fleet structure but even reduce maintenance costs.
Commenting on the additional inductions of the airline’s 737 MAX, Mr. Vinay Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, said:
“The 737 MAX is a critical part of our strategy owing to its exceptional performance and its growing numbers in our fleet reflect our enduring commitment to Indian aviation and our determination to offer our guests an unmatched travel experience, together with the operational reliability expected of us.”
Like the Boeing 737NG, the Boeing 737 MAX offers a two-class configuration of two variants. One comprising 12 Première and 162 seats in Economy, and another with 12 Premiere and 156 Economy class seats.
Since their induction, Jet Airways’ Boeing 737 MAX fleet has already completed over 2,500 hrs of flying with the airline, connecting over 165,000 guests via more than 1100 departures till date.