Virgin Australia Orders 23 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft
Virgin Australia has finalized a deal with Boeing for the purchase of 23 of the company’s 737 Max aircraft, with the option to order four more.
Virgin Australia is the first Australian airline to finalize an order for 737 Max aircraft. The carrier will add the new jet to its fleet of 68 Next Generation 737s.
The 737 Max is a fuel-efficient aircraft that uses 13% less fuel than most single-aisle airplanes. The plane has been designed to have the lowest operating costs of all single-aisle aircraft.
Virgin Australia is the country’s second-largest airline, and the largest Virgin brand fleet. The carrier flies to 50 destinations worldwide, including 29 cities in Australia. Until mid-2011, the airline was known as Virgin Blue.