Air Europa showcased the latest addition to its fleet at a special event at its base on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Juan Jose Hidalgo, president of Globalia, the parent company of Air Europa said:
“Today is a very important day for Air Europa, since the arrival of a new aircraft is always a cause of joy. Our wager on Boeing has been unmistakable since the beginning and today I can assure that without a doubt, at Air Europa we placed a good bet depositing our trust in the American manufacturer. Thanks to the effectiveness of Boeing aircraft we have been able to reduce expenses, always keeping the environment in mind, resulting in an increase for 2013 not only in the number of flights, but also of customers, making us the leading Spanish airline.
The 737-800 forms the backbone of Air Europa’s short and medium-haul fleet with the Spanish carrier set to take delivery of another nine aircraft.
In 2012, the Mallorca-based operator was the first in Spain to introduce the Boeing Sky Interior to its Next-Generation 737 fleet, Air Europa is also the Spanish launch customer for the revolutionary 787 Dreamliner, with eight currently on order.
Todd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes said:
“Air Europa has long been at the forefront of Spanish aviation, offering its passengers an ever increasing range of destinations, while maintaining the highest levels of reliability, safety and customer service. The Next-Generation 737 has been an outstanding airplane for Air Europa and we are confident that it, along with the 787 Dreamliner, will play a significant role in the airline’s continued success.”