Czech Republic-based airline Travel Service has announced a commitment for three Boeing 737 MAX 8s at the 2013 Paris Air Show.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes values the aircraft at $301.5 million at list prices and says it looks forward to working with Travel Service to finalizing the details of the deal, at which time the transaction will be posted as a firm order to the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website.
“We are very pleased that Travel Service was the first airline based in Central and Eastern Europe to fly the Next-Generation 737 and we are very proud that we will become the first airline to operate the 737 MAX in this region,” says Roman Vik, chief executive officer of Travel Service.
Boeing says airlines operating the Boeing 737 MAX will see a 13 per cent fuel-use improvement over today’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle jets.
The 737 MAX features the new Boeing Sky Interior, which offers modern lines, a spacious cabin with more headroom and LED lighting that offers many color options.
Travel Service offers charter flights to more than 230 airports on four continents, as well as low-cost scheduled service to major European destinations through its Smart Wings brand.
The airline currently operates 28 Boeing 737s, some bought directly from Boeing Commercial Airplanes and others leased from third parties.