Keflavik - Icelandair has received the first of seven Boeing 737 MAX 9 on order.
The Icelandic carrier has been flying the slightly smaller variant of the MAX family, the MAX 8 since last year and hopes to have a total of sixteen MAX family jets in the fleet by the end of 2021.
Icelandair uses its 737 MAXs currently in service on flights from Iceland to the destinations in Europe and in the United States. Apart from the new MAX 9, the carrier has four Boeing 737 MAX 8 in its fleet and expects five more copies, three this year and two in 2020.
Three Boeing 737 MAX 9 will follow these deliveries in 2021 and three more the following year.
CEO Bogi Nils Bogason says that the MAX jets perfectly fit in the current flight network of the airline ensuring the company to add new destinations and fly more economically.