Monarch Airlines Places Order for 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s

By Jesse Sokolow on 31 October 2014
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DSC_0242Monarch Airlines announced that it finalized an order for 30 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.  The order is valued at over $3.2 billion at list prices, and includes options for an additional 15 aircraft.

The order was first announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, when the carrier chose Boeing as its preferred bidder for fleet replacement.  The airline plans to eventually transition to an all-Boeing fleet.

The Boeing 737 Max uses CFM International Leap-1B engines and has new winglets, which provide a 14% improvement in fuel use over comparable single-aisle aircraft.  The plane is designed to reduce operating cost per seat by 8%.

Monarch Airlines is a British carrier based at London Luton Airport.  The airline was founded in 1967 and offers scheduled flights to destinations including the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, and Turkey.  Monarch also offers charter flights to various points throughout Europe, the United States, India, and Africa.

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