Schiphol - Corendon Dutch Airlines adds two brand new Boeing 737 MAX 9 to its fleet. The aircraft are leased from ALC (American Leasing Corporation) and enters service from next year, Luchtvaartnieuws reports.

The charter operator will receive the first MAX 9 registered PH-CDK, in May. The second MAX 9 will arrive a year later and then replace a Boeing 737-800 of which the lease term expires in December 2019.

With the arrival of the MAX 9s, Corendon Dutch Airlines not only expands the number of aircraft in the fleet but also increases its passenger capacity. The new Boeing 737 MAX 9 has room for 213 passengers, 24 more than the current three Boeing 737-800 operated by the airline.

Another advantage of the new devices is that the LEAP 1B engines of CFM International. The new generation turbines of the Franco-American manufacturer use less kerosene and cause less noise compared to previous generation engines.

Corendon Dutch Airlines is the first and, for the time being, only Dutch company to lease the Boeing the 737 MAX 9.

The letter of intent signed with the U.S lessor ALC will be converted into a final agreement within a few weeks. The Turkish branch of Corendon Airlines has been flying with the smaller variant Boeing 737 MAX 8 since the spring.