Icelandair has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX airplane on 1 March 2018. The new airplane the join the Icelandair’s Boeing fleet of 757s and 767s in serving destinations throughout North America and Europe.
The airline placed an order for 16 737 MAXs in 2013, including the MAX 8 and larger MAX 9 models. Both airplanes are powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines, that offer airlines exceptional performance with lower seat-mile costs and more range up to 3,515 nautical miles to open new routes profitably.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,300 orders from 93 customers worldwide.
Icelandair is a leading airline offering flights to, from and via Iceland. Its operational strategy is based on the geographical position of Iceland, midway between North Europe and the eastern coast of the USA. Icelandair connects 26 gateways in Europe with 23 gateways in North America, through Reykjavik-Keflavik as a hub.