introducing the new Boeing 737 MAX
From October 2017, we will start to introduce our new Boeing 737 MAX fleet onto services at GBAIR. A total of 23 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will join us in the 12 months that follow. Together with the Boeing 737-700 aircraft we have already introduced - this new aircraft will replace all remaining Boeing 757 routes, Airbus A319 routes and finally our A321 routes.
when can i fly the max?
You will be able to fly on the Boeing 737 MAX from October 2nd on selected services from Edinburgh, Newcastle & Belfast International.
From October 9th you can also enjoy the MAX on our flights from London Luton.
We will then be adding between 2 and 4 new MAX aircraft to the network every month from November onward.
The Boeing 737 MAX is derived from the original Boeing 737, the most successful single aisle jet Boeing has ever produced.
In this latest family of models - the aircraft features lighter composite materials, an enhanced wing, a new undercarriage design, brand new engine technology, a longer fuselage and other aerodynamic improvements. It will be able to fly more passengers, further and more economically than ever!
GBAIR set out a goal to simplify it's narrow-body aircraft fleet by 2019 with an aircraft that could operate long flights from regional airports, ETOPS North Atlantic routes and also operate short flights economically when required. It would need to carry more passengers than our Boeing 757 can to improve yields and be suitable across 70% of our network. We wanted to achieve a narrow-body fleet of one family type that can deliver all this and operate at much lower costs. The answer was the Boeing 737 Family - and since the end of 2016 we have introduced the Boeing 737-700 and soon the brand new Boeing 737 MAX will be joining us. By the end of 2018, we will have one family of aircraft that can be operated by the same flight crew's across 70% of our network!
a closer look at the max
the seat map
Our first Boeing 737 MAX deliveries will feature 20 Business class seats and 144 Economy class seats, offering more capacity in both classes that the outgoing Boeing 757 and our Boeing 737-700 fleet. With a full load of 164 passengers the MAX will be capable of flying 3,515 Nautical Miles.