FARNBOROUGH 2014: Monarch announces commitment for 30 737 MAX 8s

Boeing and Monarch have announced that the airline will move away from an Airbus single-aisle fleet, with the two companies currently working towards a purchase agreement for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

“[This] is an important milestone in an exhaustive three year evaluation process, and a key part of The Monarch Group’s transformation and renewal,” noted Iain Rawlinson, executive chairman, The Monarch Group. “Boeing truly understood our business and put together a complete package that fits extremely well with our ambitions for the Group. With this announcement, we begin another chapter in our long and fruitful relationship with Boeing, something which now stretches over 40 years.”

“Having reviewed all of the options in the marketplace, we concluded that the Boeing 737 MAX 8 is the aircraft that best fits our future route network strategy, enabling us to tightly control our unit costs whilst offering a superior service to our customers,” added Andrew Swaffield, managing director, Monarch Airlines.

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