Malindo Air will be the first carrier in the world to fly the latest Boeing, the Boeing 737 Max!

The airline will take delivery of up to four Boeing 737 Max planes sometime this year. The new planes are seen as a successor to the Boeing 737 Next Generation series, which currently make up all of the jet fleet of Malindo Air.

This was announced by Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy on March 21 at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima ‘17). He said that the new aircraft would allow Malindo to go to further destination up to a flying time of seven hours and 30 minutes.

He added that the new 737 Max offered lower operating costs with better fuel efficiency due to its new engines and aerodynamic improvements, including the advanced technology winglets.

The airplane would operate under the single-aisle configuration.