MAX Momentum Builds at Monarch

Monarch Airlines’ preparations for the arrival of its new Boeing 737 MAX 8s are already well underway, as Airliner World’s James Ronayne reports.

Monarch is scheduled to take delivery of its first MAX 8 next spring. BOEING
Monarch CEO Andrew Swaffield (right) celebrates the carrier’s new agreement with Stan Deal, President and CEO Boeing Global Services. KEY – JAMES RONAYNE
The airline has leased 737-82R G-ZBAV from Pegasus to give its crews exposure to the type prior to the MAX 8s arriving. PEDRO BAPTISTA

LUTON-BASED Monarch Airlines is pressing ahead with its plans for the entry into service of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. The carrier announced at June’s Paris Air Show that it was exercising all 15 of the options it held for the type, taking its total firm commitments to 45.

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