Date: 3 months ago   Category: World business

The Malaysian Malindo low-coster will become the starting operator of Boeing 737 MAX


The Malaysian Malindo Air low-coster will become the starting operator of the passenger Boeing 737 MAX airliners — the new plane going for change to family 737NG. It is expected that their operation will begin in May, 2017 on the Kuala Lumpur — Singapore direction with the subsequent expansion to Kuala Lumpur — Bangkok and others, the correspondent of Lenta.ru from the LIMA-2017 exhibition reports. The carrier will receive four B737 MAX 9 planes from Lion Air Group, the Indonesian airline Lion Air will get four more. The total amount of pre-orders on cars of family 737 MAX from Lion Air Group exceeds 200 units. "We very much are proud to be the first carriers of B737 MAX" — I have noted the CEO of Malindo Air Chandran Ram Muti at a press conference. According to the head of the company, the carrier has chosen B737 MAX including because of the lowered fuel consumption allowing to lower costs of fuel of 14 percent. Boeing 737 MAX — new family of medium-range narrow-body passenger aircrafts with a capacity from 140 to 220 passengers. The first flight of the skilled liner has taken place in January, 2016. The total amount of orders for cars of this family is about 3,5 thousand units now.

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