A few months after its Belgian sister company, the Dutch holiday airline TUI fly Netherlands, member of the TUI Group, operates its first commercial flight with its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 this Friday. The aircraft was delivered by Boeing in Seattle in December 2018 and is now ready to take holidaymakers to their sunny destinations.
The aircraft registered PH-TFN was named Boa Vista, after the Cape Verde island that is one of TUI fly’s successful destinations.
Five other Boeing 737 MAX 8s will join the TUI fly Netherlands fleet in 2019 and 2020. In line with the new trend of the TUI Group, they will also be named after holiday destinations.
After the arrival of the new Boeing at Amsterdam Schiphol, the aircraft was flown to the TUI technical station in Brussels, where some modifications were made that had not yet been implemented at Boeing in Seattle, such as the installation of Electronic Flight Bags in the cockpit and a special wheelchair holder and a defibrillator in the cabin.
Flight OR569, which took off at 12:23 this Friday from Amsterdam Schiphol to Gran Canaria, was the first opportunity for customers of TUI fly Netherlands to experience the Boeing 737 MAX 8.