Skymark Airlines is considering the B737 MAX 200 to eventually replace its fleet of 26 B737-800s, which have 177 seats, according to president Xie Masahiko. The airline is aiming for around a "200-seat" aircraft.

The carrier is also studying the A320neo Family aircraft, but it is leaning towards the MAX due to its commonality with the -800.

Skymark will grows its -800 fleet to 29 with the addition of another B737-800 by the end of 2018 and two more in 2019. The carrier also plans to acquire widebodies in five to 10 years from now, with both the A330 and B787 under consideration.