Boeing and Southwest announce order for 100 MAXs

Boeing and Southwest Airlines announced a firm order for 100 MAXs and options for another 155. Previously, the airline's MAXs orders were comprised of 30 B737-7s and 250 B737-8s, but after this order, this now will be 200 B737-7s and 180 B737-8s. Of these, up to 55 B737-8s have so far been delivered or are ready for delivery.

With this latest order, Southwest now has options for 270 more MAXs, which means if firmed, the airline has ordered a massive 650 MAXs. It makes them the largest customer for the MAX to this day.

Illustration by Boeing.

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