Southwest Airlines has added a new aircraft types to its fleet. The airlines introduced Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 to its fleet on October 1, 2017. Nine copies of the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 have been added to the airline’s revenue service from October 2, 2017.
The first revenue flight repeated the original route of Dallas – Houston- San Antonio – Dallas.
Southwest Airlines is amongst the major airline from the United States and is also known as the world’s largest low-cost carrier operating from its Dallas, Texas-based main station.
The airline becomes the first US carrier to operate air operation with Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft.
The company is consigned to acquire in total 170 MAX 8s and 30 MAX 7s.
On the retirement of the Boeing 737-300 fleet, the delayed inaugural flight was predicated.
Southwest is planning to have 14 MAXs in service by the end of the year.
Southwest Airlines has only operated Boeing 737 jetliner models, except for the period from 1979 to 1987 when it leased several Boeing 727-200s from Braniff International Airways. As of January 2016, Southwest is the largest operator of the Boeing 737 worldwide, with over 700 in service, each averaging six flights per day.