Four additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft will join Virgin Australia’s fleet

©Virgin Australia will add four Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet

Virgin Australia Group has announced the addition of four Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and priority access to a Boeing 737NG full-flight simulator that will be deployed in Jandakot, near Perth, as part of a long-term partnership with global aviation training provider CAE.

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which are in addition to another four MAX 8 aircraft announced in April 2022, will reduce emissions by 15% per flight and play an important part in Virgin Australia’s net-zero journey. These additional aircraft support capacity increases in-line with Virgin Australia’s broader growth strategy bringing the total Boeing 737 fleet to 92 (consisting of 737-700s, 737-800s and Boeing MAX 8s) an increase of nearly 60% since relaunching in November 2020.

First delivery of the additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is expected in 2023.

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