Industry Corendon receives first Boeing 737 MAX 8

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Corendon Airlines has received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8. The aircraft is leased from BOC Aviation.

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During a ceremony held at Seattle, leasing company BOC Aviation has taken delivery of the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 for customer Corendon Airlines. The aircraft wears serial number 64936 and is registered as TC-MKS. With the delivery, Corendon becomes the first Turkish operator to use the Boeing 737 MAX.

Steven Townend, Chief Commercial Officer (Europe, Americas, Africa), BOC Aviation, commented: “This delivery represents a number of significant milestones for us, with the aircraft being the first addition of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 to our fleet, the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 to be delivered into Turkey and our first delivery to Corendon Airlines.”

The aircraft was ferried from Seattle to Antalya via Reykjavik and Amsterdam.


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Yıldıray Karaer, co-founder and CEO of the Corendon Airlines Group added: “During the flight over the Atlantic Ocean to Turkey, we witnessed why the Boeing 737 series is commercially one of the most successful and reliable aircraft in the history of civil aviation. Our passengers will enjoy a pleasant and very special flight experience thanks to the spacious cabin design and extra comfort of 737 MAX 8. We would like to say thank you to Boeing and our leasing company BOC Aviation for their cooperation during the delivery process of the first 737 MAX 8 of Turkey and Corendon Fleet.”

Corendon Airlines is a Turkish leisure airline, based and headquartered at Antalya Airport. 45 countries and 145 airports belong to the carrier´s route-portfolio. The airline uses its Boeing 737 fleet to offer ACMI services as well. Currently, its overall fleet consists of one Airbus A320, 10 Boeing 737-800s and one Boeing 737 MAX 8. Subsidiary Corendon Airlines Europe, headquartered in Malta, flies with one Airbus A320 and two Boeing 737-800s.

BOC Aviation is an aircraft operating leasing company and owns a fleet of 488 aircraft. 83 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are currently on order for several airlines. Its 82 customers are located in 33 countries and regions worldwide. The company is headquartered in Singapore and operates offices in London, Tianjin, Dublin and New York.

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