Showing posts with label 737 MAX 7. Show all posts
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27 October, 2023

Southwest Airlines orders 108 additional Boeing 737 MAX jets

Boeing and Southwest Airlines announced today that the budget airline is increasing its commitment to the fuel-efficient 737 MAX family with an order for 108 737-MAX 7s. The new deal supports Southwest's modernization strategy and provides flexibility to expand its fleet.

"We have a long history with Boeing, dating back more than 50 years to the day we commenced service with three Boeing 737 aircraft serving three cities," said Bob Jordan, president & Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines. "They're part of our history and part of our future as we continue to recognize the many efficiencies and cost savings of a single fleet."

The 737 family has long served Southwest by helping fuel the airline's continued growth. Southwest has placed over 300 orders for the 737- MAX 7, growing its orderbook to more than 500 737 MAX jets. Once certified, the 737- MAX 7 will join the carrier's all-Boeing 737 fleet.

"With the world's largest all-Boeing, all-737 fleet, Southwest is counting on the exceptional efficiency and reliability of the 737 MAX family," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 737-MAX 7 is pivotal to Southwest's long-term fleet modernization strategy, and we are honoured to have the airline's continued trust in us to deliver its future fleet."

The 737- MAX 7 has the longest range in its class, capable of flying up to 3,800 nautical miles and carrying up to 172 passengers. The enhanced environmental performance of the 737 MAX allows carriers to reduce fuel use compared to the previous generation of aeroplanes. The 737 MAX is also quieter, creating a smaller noise footprint than the older 737 jets it replaces. 

22 June, 2023

European launch customer Boeing's 737 MAX 7 is Luxair with deal for 4 aircraft.

Luxair has chosen to be the European launch customer for Boeing's 737 MAX 7 jet as the small carrier places an order for four of the jets.  

Since March 2023, Luxair has placed orders for four 737 MAX 8 aircraft so with this new order the carrier has commitments for 8 aircraft.  Luxair will also initially lease two used 737- MAX 8s, due this summer, before taking direct delivery of its first 737 MAX 8.                                                                  
Gilles Feith, Luxair's CEO said:  "We continue to invest in Luxair's growth and this agreement for four Boeing 737-7 is an extra step towards securing a long-term future for our national airline. This type of aircraft is a perfect match for Luxair and will meet the requirements of the market. Seating 160 passengers, the 737-7 will offer flexibility across the Luxair destination network while significantly reducing fuel consumption. This will help us get even closer to our commitment to sustainable flights while demonstrating once again our support to the promise of "Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2050" submitted by IATA," 

Brad McMullen, senior vice president of Global Sales and Marketing of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, stated "We are delighted that Luxair has chosen to build upon its 737-8 order by selecting the 737-7 and in doing so becoming the launch customer in Europe for the aeroplane type,

The 737-7 is perfectly suited across Luxair's network, seamlessly integrating in to its existing fleet and adding capacity on to regional routes. By selecting the 737-7 Luxair will operate a common fleet allowing it to move aircraft around the network-based, increasing and dropping capacity based on seasonality and demand, ensuring maximum profitability flying all year round."

Since its founding in 1961, Luxair has always aimed to be a key player in the economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as well as the surrounding area. The firm has grown to offer fast air service to most of Europe’s largest cities, business centres and international hubs. The airline strives for Safe and Clean travelling and prides itself upon providing maximum flexibility to its business clients and quality travel to its leisure customers.

Luxair offers a wide range of package deals and thematic holidays through its tour operating division. Products are tailored to suit a great variety of vacation desires and all budgets, always in line with the highest quality and safety standards.

As the unique airport service provider at Luxembourg Airport, Luxair takes care of passenger assistance and all the tasks and duties relating to fast and efficient servicing of arriving and departing. Luxair’s Catering division is responsible for preparing inflight meals and loading them in the best fresh conditions.

The airline also has an air freight division which handles every kind of merchandise with ease and efficiency and is considered one of the largest freight distribution centres in Europe.