Romanian carrier Blue Air and Boeing announced an order for six 737 MAX airplanes, during the 2017 Paris Air Show on Tuesday.
The carrier will also lease a further six 737 MAXs 8 and six Next-Generation 737-800s from Air Lease Corporation.
“By placing a firm order with Boeing as well as contracting additional aircraft from our strategic partner Air Lease Corporation, Blue Air will incorporate 20 ultra-modern aircraft into its fleet,” Gheorghe Racaru, General Manager of Blue Air, said, adding that the order highlights the airline’s commitment towards safety, comfort and reliability for its passengers, while also focusing on environmental protection.
“The 737 MAX will help shape the future of Blue Air, allowing us to fly to new, further destinations whilst continuing to keep our fares low for our passengers due to the incredible efficiencies of the aircraft,” he said.
The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer customers exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range that will open up new destinations in the single-aisle market, capabilities that perfectly match with Blue Air’s Smart Flying strategy. The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 3,700 orders from 87 customers worldwide. The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the successful Next-Generation 737 family.
Blue Air was founded in Bucharest in 2004 and developed throughout the years to become a pan-European Smart Flying operator with bases in Romania, Italy, the United Kingdom and Cyprus. It operates flights to more than 100 destinations in 16 countries.
Blue Air’s General Sales Agent in Greece is Top Kinisis Hellas.