Boeing today delivered the first 737 MAX for Eastar Jet, making it the first airline in Korea to operate the more fuel-efficient and longer-range version of the popular 737 jet.
“We are excited to take delivery of this brand new 737 MAX airplane,” said Jong-Gu Choi, president of Eastar Jet.
“The introduction of the 737 MAX into our fleet reflects the efforts we are making to modernize our product offering and provide a world-class experience to our customers.
“In addition, the superior economics and longer-range capability of the 737 MAX will enable us to expand our network into new and existing markets more efficiently, which will help us achieve long-term growth.”
Eastar Jet will take delivery of another 737 MAX 8 airplane later this month, which will join the airline’s existing fleet of Next-Generation 737s.
The MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, winglets, and other airframe enhancements to improve performance and reduce operating costs.
“Eastar Jet has achieved impressive growth flying the Boeing 737.
“With the new 737 MAX, the airline will be able to take their performance to the next level.
“They can fly farther, lower their operating costs, and provide an even better experience for their passengers,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing for Boeing.
“We are proud of our partnership with Eastar Jet and we are excited to see them leverage the MAX to compete in one of the world’s most dynamic aviation markets.”