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Blue Air and Boeing announce a confirmed order for six 737 MAXs 8 and another two options

The carrier becomes the first Romanian 737 MAX operator

Blue Air will also lease an additional twelve 737s from Air Lease Corporation

Blue Air and Boeing announced today a confirmed order for six 737 MAXs 8 and additional two options, at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The carrier will also lease a further six 737 MAXs 8 and six Next-Generation 737-800s from Air Lease Corporation.

Gheorghe Racaru, General Manager of Blue Air, said: “Due to our great partnership with Boeing, Blue Air has a long history of operating the 737, that has resulted in unmatched operational reliability and leading safety record. By placing a firm order with Boeing as well as contracting additional aircraft from our strategic partner Air Lease Corporation, Blue Air will incorporate 20 ultra-modern aircraft into its fleet. This highlights our commitment towards safety, comfort and reliability for our passengers, while also focusing on environmental protection. The 737 MAX will help shape the future of Blue Air, allowing us to fly to new, further destinations whilst continuing to keep our fares low for our passengers due to the incredible efficiencies of the aircraft.”

The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer customers exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range that will open up new destinations, capabilities that perfectly match with Blue Air’s Smart Flying strategy. The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling aircraft in Boeing history, accumulating more than 3,700 orders from 87 customers worldwide. The 737-800 is one of the best-selling versions of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family, the most technologically advanced single-aisle airplane family.

"We are delighted to announce Blue Air as Romania’s first 737 MAX customer,” said Monty Oliver, vice president, European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 737 MAX is ideally suited to Blue Air and the market it serves, increasing revenue potential all with improved operating efficiencies.”