TUI fly Germany adds first Boeing 737 Max

TUIfly Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft
Photo: © TUI

With a delay of about two years, TUI fly Germany has received its first Boeing 737 Max aircraft, registered as D-AMAX. It arrived at Hannover Airport on Tuesday evening.

The German airline branch of travel company TUI Group already operates two dozen previous-generation Boeing 737-800 jets in its fleet. Both the carrier’s 737-800 and 737 Max 8 aircraft feature a seating layout for 189 passengers, the maximum number of seats the two types are certified for. Potential routes or a date for the entry into service of the 737 Max have not been publicly confirmed by the Hanover-based airline. The aircraft was originally supposed to be delivered in 2019, but was delayed due to the temporary worldwide grounding of the aircraft type.

In the recent weeks, Boeing delivered several new 737 Max jets to new operators. Just a few days earlier, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier Ryanair took delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max 200 airplanes. Furthermore, the US American manufacturer’s largest Max version, the 737 Max 10, successfully completed its maiden flight last week.