July 14, 2014 / 10:46 AM / 3 years ago

UK's Monarch orders 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets

FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) - Britain’s Monarch Airlines confirmed on Monday it had ordered 30 Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX 8 jets, ditching its current supplier Airbus (AIR.PA).

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

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