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Boeing 737 MAX

Over the last few years, Boeing has developed a groundbreaking new aircraft that combines less fuel use, less noise and a revolutionary redesign of the passenger space. The result is a flight like you’ve never known before.

We are proud to be among the very first airlines to take the aircraft of the future into use. Over the coming years, we’ll receive a total of 16 Boeing 737 MAX planes and we look forward to sharing the new way of flying with our passengers.

A more powerful lightweight engine

The Boeing 737 MAX uses 37% less fuel per trip compared to the Boeing 757-200, which currently makes up the bulk of the Icelandair fleet, and 14% less than the Boeing 737 NG type of aircraft. The 737 MAX also leaves a 40% smaller noise footprint than its predecessors, even though the engines are more powerful. This is due, both to a new aerodynamic design of the body and wings (notably spilt tip winglets) and a revolutionary design of the engines.

The engine blades are made of super strong carbon, woven together with a 3D-technique. This means each engine is over 500 lbs lighter than before, saving fuel and creating less pollution.

The new Boeing Sky Interior

Boeing were firmly set on the passenger experience when redesigning their aircraft. With the aid of sociologists, psychologists and of course passengers themselves, the new Boeing Sky Interior was born.

The interior design focuses on the wellbeing and pleasure of the passenger in flight with the addition of newly designed windows for better viewing. Ambient LED lighting and new overhead compartments also contribute to a feeling of more space on board.

Cheers to our new fleet

To celebrate this exciting beginning of the renewal of our fleet, we are offering special refreshments on board our first Boeing 737 MAX. The SKY sparkling water and the 737 IPA are both custom made for this occasion. Both are served in beautiful specifically designed cans.

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Technical Specification

  • Length:39,5 m (129'6")
  • Wingspan:35,9 m (117'10")
  • Cruising speed:839 km/h (521 mph)
  • Maximum range:6,510 km (4,045 mi)
  • Maximum take-off weight:82,200 kg (181,200 lb)
  • Engine:2 x CFM International LEAP-1B
  • Boeing 737 MAX - Seatmap and seat info

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  • Seat Pitch: 40"
  • Seat Widths: 20,5"
  • Backrest Widths: 25,9"
  • Economy
  • Seat Pitch: 31-32"
  • Seat Widths: 17,2"
  • Backrest Widths: 17,2"
  • Our fleet's Boeing 737 MAX aircraft


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