Boeing and SCAT Airlines signed a purchase agreement for six 737 MAX 8s on November 16 at the final day of Dubai Airshow. The deal is worth $674 million at current list prices and also includes purchase rights for five more aircraft of the type.  

“The 737 MAX 8 fits our network strategy as we expand to include destinations in Europe, Russia and the Far East,” said Vladimir Denssov, President, SCAT Airlines. “The reliability and low operating costs of the airplane as well as the passenger experience were the main factors in selecting the 737 MAX.”

SCAT Airlines currently operates a fleet of 737s, 757s and 767s. 

“We value our partnership with SCAT Airlines and their ongoing confidence in Boeing products,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales, Middle East, Turkey, Russia Central Asia and Africa, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We look forward to supporting their expansion plans and continuing to play an integral role in their long-term success.”