Fiji Airways receives first Boeing MAX 8

Marco Green
December 5, 2018

Cayman Airlines, which is based in the Grand Cayman Islands, has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

John Murphy, managing director TUI Airways said: "Today we continue on our journey to be Europe's most carbon-efficient airline as we welcome the first of these Boeing MAX aircraft into the TUI Airways fleet, joining our TUI Group colleagues who took delivery earlier this year".

This Max 8 is the first of four aircraft that Cayman Airlines has ordered. "These new airplanes will enable us to offer a world-class customer experience through the new Boeing Sky Interior cabins with in-seat entertainment for all guests".

Fiji Airways is the first South Pacific airline to take delivery of a MAX aircraft
Fiji Airways is the first South Pacific airline to take delivery of a MAX aircraft

Boeing delivered Fiji Airways its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Everett on Friday. It can fly 3,550 nautical miles (6,570 km), about 600 nautical miles (about 1,111 km) farther than its old-version peers.

A milestone occasion for the airline, TUI Airways is the first United Kingdom registered airline to take delivery of the new Boeing aircraft, and marks the first of 32 MAX to join the United Kingdom fleet as part of the airline's investment and commitment to remain the most carbon-efficient operator. "We are honored by their continued partnership and confidence in Boeing products". Boeing has assured the airline that the aircraft's fuel efficiency and range would garner profits and pay immediate dividends, in addition to helping them improve its operation and route network. It also has an extended network of 108 global destinations through its codeshare partners and earlier this year was invited to become a member of the oneworld alliance as a oneworld connect partner. These services include Airplane Health Management, which generates real-time, predictive service alerts, and Software Distribution Tools, which empowers airlines to securely manage digital ground-based data and efficiently manage software parts. Since May 2017, Boeing has delivered more than 200 737 MAX airplanes.

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