Malindo Air has announced that it will be the Boeing 737 MAX launch customer with delivery of up to four of the new aircraft in 2017. This development was announced during on-going Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’17). The new aircraft will join the current all Boeing Next-Generation 737 fleet.
In his address to guests and media, CEO of Malindo Air, Chandran Rama Muthy stressed the attraction of lower costs.
… The specialty of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is that it offers lower operating costs with better fuel efficiency due to its new engines and aerodynamic improvements, including the advanced technology winglets. This means the new technology aircraft will burn less fuel and lower our operational costs, allowing us to offer competitive fares. Chandran Rama Muthy
What does the Boeing 737 MAX offer?
The fuel efficiency of the new aircraft extends the range to destinations with a travel time up to 7½ hours. This offers the airline the ability to tap a wider market of both inbound and outbound travellers. For leisure travellers this will hopefully result in lower fares for their air travel.
The 737 MAX will use the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines and Advanced Technology winglets to deliver increased efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. The new single-aisle airplane will deliver 20% lower fuel use than the first Next-Generation 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class. This is an 8% per seat improvement over its nearest competitor.
For more information, or to place your booking for a Malindo Air flight, visit www.malindoair.com. You can also contact their Customer Care at [email protected] To make a booking on your phone or other mobile device, use mobile.malindoair.com or download the Malindo Air App on Google Play and App Store.
UPDATE 11th March, 2019: All Malindo Air’s B737 MAX 8 have been transferred to parent company, Indonesia’s Lion Air.