Air Canada finalises order for 61 B737 MAXs
Air Canada has finalised an order for 61 B737 MAX aircraft to lead the airline’s single-aisle fleet renewal plan.
May 1, 2014
Air Canada has finalised an order for 61 B737 MAX aircraft to lead the airline’s single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, valued at US$6.5 billion at list prices, consists of 33 B737 MAX 8s and 28 B737 MAX 9s, as well as 18 options and 30 rights to purchase additional B737 MAXs. “Our narrowbody fleet renewal programme with the 737 MAX is expected to yield significant cost savings and is a key element of our ongoing cost transformation programme,” said Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of Air Canada. “Projected fuel and maintenance cost improvements of more than 20 per cent per seat will generate an estimated CASM reduction of approximately 10 per cent compared to our existing narrowbody fleet. In addition, the 737 MAX offers improvements to the environment, making this the best choice for Air Canada.”