Southwest Airlines, the giant US low-cost carrier has ordered up to 255 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft – made up of 100 firm orders and 155 options.
Southwest said that it had completed the multi-year evaluation of the successor aircraft to its Boeing 737-700 model, with the selection of the Boeing 737 MAX 7 aircraft. The first 30 are scheduled to be delivered in 2022.
As part of the agreement, Southwest also converted 70 MAX 8 firm orders to MAX 7 firm orders and added 155 MAX options for MAX 7 or MAX 8 aircraft for the years 2022 through 2029.
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