Skymark Airlines to Acquire up to 12 Boeing 737 MAX Family Airplanes
Japan’s Skymark Airlines has today announced their intention to acquire up to 12 Boeing 737 MAX Family airplanes. The carrier will order four aircraft, including 737-8 and 737-10 variants, plus two options, and will also add six leased 737-8s to their fleet.
On Thursday (November 10, 2022), Boeing announced that Skymark Airlines of Japan will acquire up to 12 Boeing 737 MAX Family airplanes as part of their fleet modernization program. The carrier intends to order four aircraft including the 737-8 and 737-10 variants and has also secured two options. Separately, Skymark will lease six additional Boeing 737-8 MAX airplanes. Based at Tokyo Haneda (HND), Skymark is Japan’s third largest carrier by revenue, and currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737-800NGs.
In Thursday’s announcement, Boeing’s SVP – Commercial Sales and Marketing, Ihssane Mounir, said,
“As Skymark Airlines looks to sustainably grow its fleet, the 737 MAX family offers market-leading efficiency and environmental performance. With commonality and enhanced capabilities, the 737-8 and 737-10 will enable Skymark Airlines to optimize its fleet across all operations.”
Compared to the airplanes they replace, the Boeing 737 MAX delivers a 20 percent reduction in fuel use and emissions, as well as a 50 percent smaller noise footprint. The 737 MAX Family is powered by the latest generation CFM International LEAP-1B engines, and features advanced technology winglets and other aerodynamic enhancements to improve performance, while reducing operating costs. Currently, nearly 50 airlines worldwide are operating approximately 3,000 daily flight with 737 MAX Family airplanes. Since late 2020, the in-service MAX fleet has operated over one million revenue flights, accumulating 2.5 million flight hours with a dispatch reliability rate of 99.5 percent.