Jet Airways has received its fifth Boeing 737 MAX as part of its fleet modernisation plan just under four months since it took delivery of its first 737 MAX on 28 June.
The Indian airline will be receiving a total of 11 MAX aircraft this fiscal year and another 220 MAX aircraft are expected to join the carrier’s fleet over the course of the next decade, as it expands its footprint.
Jet Airways chief executive officer, Vinay Dube said: “The 737MAX is a critical part of our strategy owing to its exceptional performance and its growing numbers in our fleet reflect our enduring commitment to Indian aviation and our determination to offer our guests an unmatched travel experience, together with the operational reliability expected of us.”
Like the 737NG, the 737 MAX offers a two-class configuration of two variants. One comprising 12 ‘Première’ and 162 seats in ‘Economy’, and another with 12 ‘Première’ and 156 ‘Economy’ class seats.
The all-new MAX have been operating on both domestic as well as international sectors including Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mangalore, Mumbai, Patna, Goa, as well as Dhaka, Colombo and Dubai.
Since their induction, Jet Airways’ 737 MAX fleet has already completed over 2,500 hours of flying with the airline, connecting over 165,000 guests via more than 1,100 departures till date.