GECAS has taken delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 and GECAS and Travel Service —the largest carrier in the Czech Republic — celebrated its inaugural 737 MAX.

“GECAS is very pleased to further strengthen its business relationship with Travel Service by delivering the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane. GECAS has been a partner with Travel Service since its inception in 1998 with five 737-800s currently on lease to this dynamic airline,” said Felix McArdle, Senior Vice President, GECAS Sales & Marketing. “The delivery of this latest-technology airplane outfit with LEAP-1B engines from CFM International is the first of 10 that will be leased by GECAS to Travel Service. The MAX will enable the airline to continue to grow profitably and in an environmentally friendly way. GECAS wishes Travel Service every success with these advanced new airplanes.”

“We are pleased that Travel Service is among the first airlines to include 737 MAX into its fleet”, said Roman Vik, Chief Executive Officer Travel Service. “As Travel Service is dynamically expanding and growing, the new Boeing 737 MAX airplane will fully support our ambitious development plan and competitive advantage. Thanks to a new modern fleet, Travel Service will be able to launch direct flights to new destinations and enhance the travel experience of our customers.”

“Travel Service is one of the fastest growing operators in the region and we are delighted that it is adding the 737 MAX to its all-Boeing fleet, boosting capacity for its upcoming summer season schedule,” said Monty Oliver, vice-president of Europe Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 737 MAX will provide Travel Service with unmatched reliability and a premium on-board experience for its passengers.”