Boeing has delivered the first 737 MAX for Fiji Airways, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the popular 737 jet to expand and modernize its single-aisle fleet.
Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO Andre Viljoen says they are thrilled to take delivery of their very first 737 MAX 8, named Island of Kadavu.
He says the introduction of the 737 MAX is the beginning of a new chapter for Fiji Airways and they look forward to taking advantage of the airplane’s superior performance and economics.
Viljoen says these new airplanes will enable us to offer a world-class customer experience through the new Boeing Sky Interior cabins with in-seat entertainment for all guests.
Fiji Airways plans to take delivery of five MAX 8 airplanes, which will build on the success of its fleet of Next-Generations 737s.
Compared to the previous 737 model, the MAX 8 can fly 600 nautical miles farther, while providing 14 percent better fuel efficiency.
The MAX 8 can seat up to 178 passengers in a standard two-class configuration and fly 6,570 kilometres.
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