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South Korea’s Eastar Jet Receives its First 737 MAX 8

Eastar Jet has become the first carrier in South Korea to take delivery of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet. Boeing delivered the fuel-efficient and longer-range jet Thursday and will deliver another one of the aircraft later this month. The aircraft joins the low-cost carrier’s existing fleet of Next-Generation 737s which include 19 737-800s. The airline has leased two of the MAX 8’s from Boeing. "We are excited to take delivery of this brand new 737 MAX airplane," Jong-Gu Choi,…