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Boeing 737 MAX

In February 2013, Icelandair Group finalised agreements on orders for 16 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft, with purchase rights for an additional eight. The Boeing 737 MAX series will join our current fleet between 2018 and 2021.

General information

  • Boeing is developing the 737 MAX series. 
  • Successor to the current 737 Next Generation series. 
  • Designed with an emphasis on fuel efficiency.
  • Has larger, more efficient engines than previous models. 
  • Enhancements to the airframe help reduce aerodynamic drag. 
  • Fuel savings up to 20% per seat compared with other narrow-body airplanes.
  • Operating cost 8% lower per seat than their main competitor.
  • The most cost-efficient single-aisle aircraft on the market.

737 MAX 8 and 9

Icelandair has ordered nine 737 MAX 8 and seven MAX 9 aircraft. The aircraft will be fitted with all the comforts Icelandair passengers have come to expect, including in-flight entertainment systems, gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access, and plenty of legroom. The MAX 8 is 39.5 meters (129 feet, 8 inches) long with seating for 160 using Icelandair’s configuration, while the longer MAX 9, at 42.2 meters (138 feet 4 inches), will have room for 178 passengers. The aircraft have a greater flight range than previous 737 models and will help to increase Icelandair’s flexibility and efficiency.