Comair Orders Eight 737 MAX 8s

Johannesburg-based Comair has ordered eight 737 MAX 8s from Boeing, valued at $830m at list prices. It is the first 737 MAX order announcement for an African operator. The order was booked in December 2013 and was previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. "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,” commented airline CEO Erik Venter. “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 minimising the impact of the fuel price on airfares.”

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