Posted on: 16 December 2014 by Mark Howells
Canadian low-fare carrier Jetlines is taking steps to expand its fleet, placing a firm purchase order for five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with options for an additional 16 of the type.
The new airline hopes to offer low fares on routes that avoid direct competition with other airlines. “This agreement with Boeing is a major milestone for Jetlines," said Jim Scott, the airline’s CEO. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Boeing and look forward to introducing the 737 MAX 7 into our fleet.”
Brad McMullen, VP of sales in North America at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, emphasised, "Boeing is proud to partner with Jetlines as it begins a journey to offer low airfares to passengers across Canada. The 737 MAX 7 is perfectly suited to the airline's needs, and we appreciate the confidence Jetlines has in the aeroplane.”
With this order, the 737 MAX has orders for 2,562 aircraft from 55 customers worldwide.