Virgin Australia Group has converted ten orders for the 737 MAX 8 for the larger MAX 10 variant, Boeing announced on August 28, 2018.

The aircraft should be delivered in 2022, according to Geoff Smith, CFO of Virgin Australia Group. "The addition of the 737 MAX 10 will provide us with additional flexibility and capability to support our network and operations,” Smith is also quoted saying in a statement. “We are proud to become Australia's first operator of the 737 MAX and we look forward to the opportunities that operating this type of aircraft will open up to us".

Virgin Australia Group is the country's second-largest airline with a fleet of more than 130 aircraft. Besides the MAX 10, the airline also has “a number” of 737 MAX 8s on order, according to Boeing.