Primera Air places USD 950m order for 8 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Scandinavian low-cost airline Primera Air have announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than USD 950m at list prices, Boeing said.

The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation.

Primera Air seeks to commence flights between Europe and North America, and plans to use the MAX 9´s auxiliary fuel tanks to lower trip costs and maximize the range to accommodate flights connecting Europe to the east coast of the US.

The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 3,700 orders from 87 customers worldwide.

Primera Air is an all-Boeing carrier currently operating a fleet of nine Next-Generation 737-700s and 737-800s with flights to more than 70 airports in Europe. Primera Air is part of the Primera Travel Group that operates travel agencies and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.

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