Greater Bay Airlines, a Hong-Kong based carrier with plans to take more of the market share in the region, has announced an order for 15 737-9s—a jet part of the 737 MAXs family.
The commitment, according to Boeing, also includes five 787 Dreamliners. All these jets have been ordered to help Greater Bay with its expansion plans and to become an international long-haul airline eventually. This could potentially provide competition to Cathay Pacific in the future, which has emerged from the pandemic bruised and battered.
The 737 MAX will become a pivotal aircraft to Greater Bay and its future fleet. It wants to offer flights from its base in Hong Kong to other cities in Asia, alongside mainland China.
GBA’s commitment for 737-9s is a major endorsement of our 737 MAX family and its ability to serve new markets, The 737-9 will provide GBA with unmatched efficiency and reliability and lower operating costs, while continuing to provide a premium on-board experience for its passengers.Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Greater Bay Airlines is one of the newer airlines to join the industry, debuting in July 2022. However, their expansion plans are enormous, with many ambitions. Whether the airline will be able to do so remains another question. However, its commitment to new aircraft from Boeing will undoubtedly aid them with any growth commitments.
The airline currently only flies the 737-800. Hence a commitment to the 737-9 will improve their operations significantly with better fuel burn and seats for customers on services.