Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines announces its intention to acquire Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Skymark Airlines plans to add the 737-8 and 737-10 models to its all-Boeing fleet

Boeing and Japan’s Skymark Airlines today announced the airline’s plan to add up to 12 737 MAX aircraft as part of its fleet modernization efforts. The airline intends to order four aircraft, including 737-8 and 737-10 variants with options for two additional jets. Separately, the airline will add six lessor-owned 737-8s to its fleet.

Skymark Airlines Announces Intent to Acquire Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft (PRNewsphoto/Boeing)

Based at Tokyo Haneda Airport, Skymark Airlines is Japan’s third-largest airline by revenue and currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 29 Next-Generation 737-800s.

As Skymark Airlines strives to sustainably expand its fleet, the 737 MAX Family offers market-leading efficiency and environmental performance,said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing. “With commonalities and expanded capabilities, the 737-8 and 737-10 will enable Skymark Airlines to optimize its fleet across all operations.”

The 737 MAX reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions by 20% and noise by 50% compared to the aircraft it replaces. The 737 MAX family features CFM International’s latest LEAP-1B engines, advanced technology winglets and other aerodynamic enhancements to improve performance and reduce operating costs. Nearly 50 airlines worldwide currently operate approximately 3,000 daily revenue flights on the 737 MAX. Since the end of 2020, the operating 737 MAX fleet has flown over one million flights totaling more than 2.5 million flight hours with a flight plan reliability of 99.5%.

This order will appear on the Boeing Orders & Shipments website once completed.

SEATTLE, Nov. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/

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