Thursday, January 5, 2017

Travel Service finalizes order for five more Boeing 737 MAX 8s


 Czech leisure carrier Travel Service has finalized an order for five additional Boeing 737 MAX 8s, valued at $550 at list prices.

Travel Service, which is the Central and Eastern European launch operator for the 737 MAX 8, is scheduled to receive 30 direct-purchased and leased 737 MAX aircraft starting in 2018.

The company placed an order for three of the type at the Paris Air Show in 2013 and operates a mixed fleet that includes 32 737s.

In January 2016, Travel Service leased a further 16 737 MAX 8s. A company spokeswoman had told ATW it aimed to operate 40 737 MAX 8s by 2025.

The CFM International LEAP-1B is the sole-source engine for the MAX, which is scheduled to enter service in mid-2017 with launch customer Southwest Airlines.

Travel Service operates scheduled flights under the SmartWings brand.

(Linda Blachly - ATWOline News)

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