Jet Airways raises B737MAX orders to 225
Jet Airways has committed to another 75 B737 MAX aircraft from 2025, the Mumbai-headquartered carrier disclosed to the Mumbai Stock Exchange on Monday.Read More » It is unclear if the latest deal is a firm order or a Memorandum of Understanding.
To date, Jet has ordered 125 direct order MAXs and 25 on lease. All B737 MAX aircraft feature CFM International LEAP-1B engines.
The airline accepted its maiden MAX 8 last week. It is fitted with 12 business class and 162 economy seats. “We expect 8%-10% fleet growth annually for the next five years, to 165-170 aircraft,” airline CEO, Vinay Dube, told Orient Aviation in April.
The airline operates seven A330s (-200s and -300s), 10 B777-300ERs, 84 B737s and 18 ATRs (three 72-600s and 15 72-500s). The initial batch of 75 B737 MAXs will replace the carrier’s B737s by 2025. All additional orders will be for growth.