Brussels-based Jetairfly has taken delivery of its first Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior.
Jetairfly, part of TUI Travel PLC, the largest tourism group in London, is the first European-based airline to operate a 737 with the new passenger-inspired interior.
“The 737’s operating and environmental performance continues to make this airplane a valuable asset to our fleet,” says Elie Bruyninckx, chairman of Jetairfly. “We continue in our efforts to reduce our carbon output and improve the flying experience for our passengers, and we are proud to be the first airline based in Europe to operate with the new Boeing Sky Interior.”
The 737 Boeing Sky Interior features new, modern-sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, larger stow bins and more headroom around the aisle seats. Other features include a quieter cabin, intuitive placement of switches and call buttons, improved sound quality and different interior lighting schemes.
“Jetairfly’s incorporation of the Boeing Sky Interior and its passenger-pleasing features will reinforce its position as Belgium’s leading holiday airline,” says Marlin Dailey, vice president of sales and marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The Boeing Sky Interior is the latest in a series of improvements to the 737NG family since the first 737-700 was introduced in 1997. Next to come will be a package of performance improvements that will reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 2 per cent – making each 737NG 7 per cent more efficient than the first Next-Generation 737 delivered, according to Boeing.
These performance improvements to the airframe and engine will be in service by early 2012, the manufacturer says.
To date, 50 customers have ordered the new Boeing Sky Interior for 1,386 aircraft.
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