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July 9, 2012

Virgin Australia Orders 23 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

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Virgin Australia Boeing 737 MAX 8. (Image by Boeing)

Virgin Australia last week ordered 23 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, just days ahead of the Farnborough International Airshow.

Specific variants of 737 MAX jets ordered were not disclosed, but the value of the order would range between $1.8 billion and $2.3 billion based on list prices of the 737 MAX 7, MAX 8 and MAX 9.

The Brisbane-based carrier also secured options for four additional 737 MAX aircraft.

“Boeing shares a longstanding relationship with Virgin Australia and we are honored to partner with Virgin once again as the country’s first customer for the new 737 MAX,” said Brad McMullen, Vice President of Japan & Oceania Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in a statement. “The 737 MAX will provide passengers with unrivaled comfort as well as tremendous economics and reliability to Virgin Australia’s growing operations,” McMullen said.



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