Virgin Australia expands its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX jets

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Virgin Australia announced on Wednesday that it will add four additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and will have priority access to a B737NG full-flight simulator to be deployed in Jandakot, near Perth, as part of a long-term partnership with the global flight provider. CAE aviation training.

These Boeing 737 MAX 8s join a further four MAX aircraft announced in April 2022. This increased capacity is in line with Virgin Australia’s growth strategy, bringing its total Boeing 737 fleet to 92 (consisting of 737-700, 737-800 and Boeing MAX 8).

Copa Airlines received its eighteenth Boeing 737 MAX.

Virgin Australia Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said today’s announcements demonstrate the airline’s commitment to the Australian aviation market and the sustainable growth of its fleet for long-term success.

“Despite the challenges facing our industry, travel demand remains strong and we are responding with a long-term focus by increasing the efficiency and sustainability of our fleet with four additional Boeing MAX 8s joining our fleet tomorrow. from 2023.

“I am also delighted to announce a long-term partnership with world-class aviation training provider CAE, which will deploy a 737NG full flight simulator for Virgin Australia at its training center in Jandakot, near Perth,” added Hrdlicka.