AIRSHOW-UK's Monarch orders 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14 Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:38am EDT

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FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14 (Reuters) - Britain's Monarch Airlines confirmed on Monday it had ordered 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets, ditching its current supplier Airbus.

The deal, highlighting intense competition for sales of narrowbody medium-haul jets, was first reported by Reuters on July 1.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Mark Potter)