Jet Airways set to procure 75 Boeing 737 MAX worth $8.8 billion

Posted on by S Karki

Jet Airways, the leading full service provider of India signed a new order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft worth $8.8 billion. This new order makes the total order of 150 737 MAX as the carrier continues to expand in the domestic aviation market.

As per the price allocation of the Boeing’s official website, the cost of a Boeing 737 MAX stands at $117.5 million so, the 75 such aircraft would cost around $8.8 billion.

Boeing 737 series of aircraft have proved to be efficient and profitable for Jet Airways.

The 150 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft would help replace existing fleet and fuel “airline’s expansion strategy to support its network and growth aspirations in the world’s fastest growing aviation market”, the airline said in a statement.

Jet Airways is known for its good customer service and the company is sure that the service will be world class with the order of additional 75 B737 MAX aircraft.

“These additional Boeing 737 MAX airplanes will help Jet Airways continue to be an industry leader by combining a superior passenger experience with reliable and efficient operations,” Senior Vice President (Asia Pacific & India Sales) at Boeing Commercial Airplanes Dinesh Keskar said.

The carrier operates flights to 65 Indian and international destinations with a fleet capacity of 120 that includes Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation (NG) Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s.

Jet Airways operates in Nepal and is conducting flights the capital city Kathmandu to the international destinations such as Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Dehradun, Rajkot, Leh, Ahmedabad, Goa, Dammam, Bangkok, Singapore and Edinburgh.

Nepal’s private airline operator Buddha Air is also planning to initiate flight operation with Boeing 737 MAX series aircraft built with latest technology for efficient and environmentally friendly air travel.

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