Boeing 737 MAX Operates First Ever Commercial Flight
Malaysian carrier Malindo Air today 22 May, 2017 operated the world's first Boeing 737 Max 8 commercial flight today, operating the Kuala Lumpur to Singapore route as flight OD803.
According to Flight Global, the aircraft with registration number 9M-LRC, has a total of 180 seats in an all-economy configuration. It is painted with the airline's new Batik Malaysia branding and livery.
In a statement, Malindo chief executive Chandran Rama Muthy said "We are thrilled to be the world's first airline to take delivery and operate the 737 Max 8. The Boeing 737NG fleet has served Malindo well in its growth and we believe that the 737 Max aircraft will become the centerpiece of our fleet."
Boeing had on 16 May, delivered the first 737 MAX airplane to Malindo Air at the Seattle Delivery Center in the United States.
The 737 MAX family is designed to offer the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the single-aisle market. It features the new Boeing Sky Interior, modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.
Launched in 2011, the 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing’s history. To date, it has received almost 3,700 orders from 87 customers across the world.