South Africa’s Comair Limited announced an order March 19, 2014 for eight 737 MAX 8s. It is the first 737 MAX order announcement for an African operator.
“We’re proud to be the first African operator to announce an order the 737 MAX,” said Erik Venter, chief executive officer of Comair, “This investment in Comair’s fleet upgrade is fundamental to its business strategy of consistently improving customer service and value, while ensuring a sustainable airline. Our decision to make this investment was not taken lightly and is a critical component in managing our exposure to the volatile fuel price and thus minimizing the impact of the fuel price on airfares.”
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