Jet Airways has become the first Indian airline to operate the new Boeing 737 MAX.
The carrier took delivery of the first 737 MAX 8 yesterday registration VT-JXA. The airline has ordered a total of 150 jets of the newest avatar of the venerable 737, the world’s most popular jetliner.
The 737 MAX developed in response to the Airbus A320neo is powered by the CFM LEAP-1B engine and features technology improvements like the dual advanced technology wing-tips, engine chevrons, etc., to significantly improve fuel efficiency by up to 14%. Jet Airways is expected to put the MAX in to service on July 1, 2018 on the Mumbai Hyderabad route as 9W457. Look at Jet Airways bookings for blank aircraft type for now.
Jet Airways already operates India’s largest fleet of Boeing 737s with all three variants of the current generation, 737-700, -800, and -900ER.
The delivery flight 9W9020 can be tracked here.