After completing the most thorough global inspection process in aviation history, major aviation authorities around the world have recertified the Boeing 737 MAX as safe to fly, after almost two years on the ground. Specific steps are taken before returning each aircraft to passenger service in line with authorities’ requirements. These include software updates and various other maintenance tasks, extensive pilot training and test flights. The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will serve in Icelandair's route network from early March 2021, following all necessary updates and training where safety is a priority. The aircraft is both cost-effective and more environmentally friendly than the Company's current fleet, providing additional operational flexibility during the ramp-up, as well as supporting the future development of its route network.