3 SEPTEMBER 2018
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The largest member of the Boeing B737 MAX family is on its way to join Virgin Australia’s growing single-aisle fleet after the airline last week converted ten orders for the MAX 8 to the larger model.
Virgin Australia Group chief financial officer Geoff Smith said: “We are pleased to be welcoming the B737 MAX 10 aircraft into our expanding fleet in 2022 as it will provide us with additional flexibility and capability to support our network and operations.
“We are proud to become Australia’s first operator of the MAX version of the B737 and we look forward to the opportunities that operating this type of aircraft will open up to us.”
The order is a significant one for Boeing in terms of market share Down Under. With its headquarters in Brisbane, the Virgin Australia Group is the country’s second-largest airline with a fleet of more than 130 aircraft.
Boeing vice-president commercial sales Ihssane Mounir said: “We are excited to expand our partnership with the Virgin Australia Group as it looks to introduce the MAX 10 into its world-class fleet.
“The aircraft provide the airline with added capabilities, especially with the extended range and efficiency, to better support its fleet and network.”
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