BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has delivered its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its newest customer, Corendon Airlines, based in Turkey. The aircraft is the first delivery of the Company’s 737 MAX family aircraft.
“This delivery represents a number of significant milestones for us, with the aircraft being the first addition of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 to our fleet, the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 to be delivered into Turkey and our first delivery to Corendon Airlines,” said Steven Townend, Chief Commercial Officer (Europe, Americas, Africa), BOC Aviation.
“To date we have taken delivery of 257 Boeing aircraft and with a further 83 Boeing 737 MAX family aircraft on order, we will continue to provide our airline customers with aircraft that are modern, fuel-efficient and have a demonstrable record of fuel-savings and performance improvements,” he added.
Yıldıray Karaer, co-founder and CEO of the Corendon Airlines Group said the following about the addition of the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to the fleet: “During the flight over the Atlantic Ocean to Turkey, we witnessed why the Boeing 737 series is commercially one of the most successful and reliable aircraft in the history of civil aviation. Our passengers will enjoy a pleasant and very special flight experience thanks to the spacious cabin design and extra comfort of 737 MAX 8. We would like to say thank you to Boeing and our leasing company BOC Aviation for their cooperation during the delivery process of the first 737 MAX 8 of Turkey and Corendon Fleet.”
“This is a great milestone that opens a new chapter for BOC Aviation and for Corendon Airlines as they introduce a new and improved single-aisle airplane into their fleet. The 737 MAX builds on the success of the Boeing 737 family and provides better fuel efficiency, range and passenger comfort,” said Jeremy Griffin, vice president of Global Leasing Sales at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are delighted to work with our great partner BOC Aviation to help Corendon Airlines better serve their customers in Turkey and across Europe.”