Jet Airways has received its first 737 MAX airplane from Boeing. The delivery is the first of 150 737 MAX airplanes for Jet Airways.
Jet Airways will be first Indian carrier to fly the new and improved 737 airplane, which delivers a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and improved passenger comfort.
This delivery marks the first of 150 737 MAX airplanes the Mumbai-based airline has on order with Boeing, following two separate orders for 75 jets placed in 2015 and earlier this year.
Jet Airways is India’s second-largest airline with a fleet of nearly 120 airplanes serving more than 60 destinations across 15 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and elsewhere.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,500 orders from 99 customers worldwide.
The family of airplanes is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines, and includes design updates such as Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglet that will result in less drag and optimize performance, especially on longer-range missions. Together, these improvements reduce fuel use and CO2 emissions by at least 14 percent compared to today’s Next-Generation 737s – and by 20 percent more than the single-aisle airplanes they replace.
Naresh Goyal, Chairman of Jet Airways:
“The new 737 MAX is a critical element to our future growth strategy and we are proud to become the first airline in India to introduce this brand new airplane to our customers.”
“The 737 has been the backbone of our dynamic fleet for many years and we are excited to leverage the superior capabilities of the new 737 MAX. The improved economics and efficiency as well as the passenger pleasing features of the MAX will enable us to strengthen our position as India’s premier airline.”
Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes:
“This milestone delivery adds yet another chapter in our long and successful relationship with Jet Airways.”
“Jet Airways continues to demonstrate their leadership in a highly competitive market and I am confident that these new 737 MAX airplanes will enable the airline to successfully achieve long-term growth going forward.”
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways is the second largest carrier in India. It is based in Mumbai.
Routes: Jet Airways operates flights to 67 destinations, including India and overseas. The domestic network covers the 48 destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to 20 destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America, including Bangkok, Hong Kong, Dubai, Jeddah, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Toronto.
See full network at Jet Airways Destinations.
Fleet: At the time of writing, The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 119 aircraft, comprising:
- 4 Airbus A330-300
- 18 ATR 72
- 82 Boeing 737 ( -700, -800, -900 and -900ER)
- 10 Boeing 777 (-300ER)
See full fleet information at Jet Airways Fleet Information.
Numbers: Over 27 million passengers a year, over 19 million in India and over 8 million international.
N.B. Image credit: Boeing