The Batik Air Malaysia 737 MAX 8 prepares for delivery (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Krautkremer)

Malindo Air Expects to Become First 737 MAX 8 Operator

Malindo Air will become the first airline to operate the Boeing 737 MAX 8 on a revenue flight. The aircraft will depart Boeing Field on May 15 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur on May 17. The carrier took the title of the launch customer for the 737 MAX 8 after Southwest Airlines decided to wait until October 1 to enter the aircraft into service. Norwegian is also slated to receive 737 MAX 8 aircraft in May but will start service in late…