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TUI Airways becomes first UK airline to welcome new Boeing 737-8 MAX

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By the end of 2018 a total of nine aircraft of this type will be delivered to the TUI Group
TUI Airways has welcomed the first 737-8 MAX aircraft into the fleet, with the new Boeing aircraft departing on its inaugural passenger flight to Malaga, Spain.

A milestone occasion for the airline, TUI Airways is the first UK registered airline to take delivery of the new Boeing aircraft, and marks the first of 32 MAX to join the UK fleet as part of the airline’s investment and commitment to remain the most carbon-efficient operator.

Operating on short and mid-haul routes, the new aircraft type is one of the most carbon-efficient, with a reduced carbon footprint omitting lower emissions, using 14% less fuel than the previous 737-NG model, offering a longer range and a reduction in noise pollution. It also boasts a modern Boeing interior including in-seat, chargeable USB ports and mood lighting, allowing customers to travel in comfort and style.

The roll out of these aircraft over the next five years means TUI will soon have one of the youngest, most modern and carbon-efficient fleets in the sky, operating simply two aircraft types, 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner – servicing some of the most exciting destinations in the world, such as Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast of Mexico from Manchester.

Manchester is TUI Airways’ second largest hub, which is why the travel company is investing in the region through increased capacity, new routes, and basing new aircraft there such as the MAX allowing more choice and flexibility for holidaymakers in the North West.

John Murphy, Managing Director TUI Airways said, “Today we continue on our journey to be Europe’s most carbon-efficient airline as we welcome the first of these Boeing MAX aircraft into the TUI Airways fleet, joining our TUI Group colleagues who took delivery earlier this year.

“We have a strong history with Manchester, we launched the very first Dreamliner here back in 2013 so it made sense for us to make the North West a major hub for the new MAX and are proud to offer a diverse range of holidays destinations from the region.

“As a holiday airline, we believe the experience begins the moment you step on board, and by having one of the youngest, most modern fleets we hope to offer the very best service for our customers.”

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Philip Ghayour
Events, PR, and Marketing Manager at The Samuel James Group, Philip has a degree in Journalism from the University of Salford and holds an MSc in Marketing from Lancaster University, Philip has also worked at BBC Radio Lancashire, Clitheroe Football Club and Accrington Stanley Football Club.