Icelandair Takes Delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX 9

Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 9
Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 9 | BOC Aviation

BOC Aviation announced that it has delivered its first Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft to its newest customer, Icelandair, based in Reykjavik.

The aircraft will be powered by CFM LEAP-1B Engines.

“Following the successful induction of the Boeing MAX 8 into our fleet last year, we are delighted to add the first of our MAX 9 aircraft and to assist Icelandair with its expansion and re-fleeting program”, said Steven Townend, Chief Commercial Officer (Europe, Americas, Africa), BOC Aviation. “With our focus on investing in the latest technology jets, we remain committed to providing our customers with aircraft that feature the most innovative and fuel-efficient solutions,” he added.

“We are very pleased to team up with BOC Aviation for the financing of our first 737 MAX 9 aircraft delivered from Boeing. We are confident that the outstanding economics of the aircraft will help us with the continued expansion of Icelandair‘s route network,” said Bogi Nils Bogason, CEO of Icelandair Group.

“We are excited to deliver the first 737 MAX 9 for BOC Aviation, a valued partner over the last 25 years and a lessor that continues to grow its diverse portfolio of fuel-efficient and in-demand aircraft,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. “With the 737 MAX 9, BOC Aviation will be able to offer airlines like Icelandair a great complement to the 737 MAX 8. It’s an airplane that offers more seats and more revenue opportunities while incurring lower trip costs than the aircraft it replaces.”

Icelandair traces its history back over 80 years to the formation of Flugfélag Akureyrar in 1937 and was listed as part of Icelandair Group on the Iceland Stock Exchange in 2006.

Today it carries more than four million passengers a year from its hub at Keflavik Airport from which it flies to more than 48 international and domestic destinations. In 2019, Icelandair will operate an all-Boeing fleet of 36 aircraft. At the beginning of the year the company had orders for 13 Boeing 737 MAX family aircraft, of which six will be delivered in 2019.

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