Boeing and Scandinavian low-cost carrier Primera Air have announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950m at list prices. The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more aircraft from Air Lease Corporation.
The 737 MAX 9 will form the backbone of the low-cost airline's future fleet as it seeks to commence flights between Europe and North America. Primera Air 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 U.S.
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.