Skymark Airlines Firms Boeing 737 MAX Order


Skymark Airlines has revealed it has firmed four orders for the 737 MAX while securing two options for the series.

The four firm orders will be split between two 737-8s and two 737-10s, with delivery between 2026 and 2027, respectively.

While they’ll see two of each join from 2026 onwards, the options also include one additional -8 and -10. These are optional aircraft that the airline may look towards activating in the future, permitting demand and more.

Per Cirium data, the airline offers 1,178 flights to/from Tokyo Haneda for January 2023. This equates to 208,506 seats being offered. A staggering jump of 2921% over January 2022 figures. Skymark has been aided by Japan easing travel restrictions.

It’s not only Haneda that has seen a significant increase, either. For example, Kobe Airport in Japan has seen a staggering 2466% increase in flights in January 2023 vs January 2022, with 29 flights jumping to 744.

Japanese carriers have benefitted from the re-opening of borders and are seeing surging travel demand – Source: Dang Son.

The airline currently operates a fleet of 29 737NG aircraft. The commitment to the MAX will therefore modernise their fleet.

Daniel Fowkes
21 Jan 2023
· Aircraft 
· Airlines 

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