Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX

In February 2013, Icelandair Group finalised agreements on orders for sixteen 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 over the course of 2018 to 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 m (129 ft. 8 in) long with seating for 153 using Icelandair’s configuration, while the longer MAX 9, at 42.2 m (138 ft. 4 in), will have room for 172 passengers. The aircraft have a greater flight range than previous 737 models and will help to increase Icelandair’s flexibility and efficiency.