Posted on: 28 February 2019 by Glenn Sands
Aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation on February 25 delivered its first Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft to its latest customer, Icelandair, based in Reykjavik.
“Following the successful induction of the Boeing MAX 8 into our fleet last year, we are delighted to add the first of our MAX 9 aircraft to assist Icelandair with its expansion and re-fleeting programme,” said Steven Townend, chief commercial officer for BOC Aviation. “With our focus on investing in the latest technology jets, we remain committed to providing our customers with aircraft that feature the most innovative and fuel-efficient solutions,” he added.
Bogi Nils Bogason, chief executive officer of Icelandair Group, commented: “We are very pleased to team up with BOC Aviation for financing of our first 737 MAX 9 aircraft delivered from Boeing. We are confident that the outstanding economics of the aircraft will help us with the continued expansion of Icelandair’s route network.”
“We are excited to deliver the first 737 MAX 9 for BOC Aviation, a valued partner over the last 25 years and a lessor that continued to grow its diverse portfolio of fuel-efficient and in-demand aircraft,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice-president of commercial sales and marketing for the Boeing Company. “With the 737 MAX 9, BOC Aviation will be able to offer the airlines like Icelandair a great complement to the 737 MAX 8. It’s an airplane that offers more seats and more revenue opportunities while incurring lower trip costs than the aircraft it replaces.”