Air Niugini announced today at the Singapore Airshow an order for four 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer.
"Papua New Guinea is like no other place on earth and the 737 MAX will allow us to economically and efficiently connect our beautiful country with the rest of the world. The superb economics of the 737 MAX will enable us to increase flight frequencies and develop into new markets which offer significant opportunities for Air Niugini," said Sir Frederick Reiher KCMG, KBE, Chairman of Air Niugini. "As our region continues to grow, the 737 MAX is the perfect choice for Air Niugini positioning us for success and ensuring we continue to provide our customers with the best experience possible. We look forward to receiving our first airplanes in 2020.”
The previously unidentified order adds to the national carrier’s current fleet of Next-Generation 737s and 767-300ERs (extended range) airplanes.
"We are honored to expand our current partnership with Air Niugini, with the addition of four 737 MAX 8 airplanes," said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 737 MAX will provide Air Niugini with the fuel efficiency, operating economics and passenger amenities they need to ensure their success for the future."