TUIfly will in the future identify its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft as “737-8” in flight plans.
“That is the official name of the aircraft”, said TUIfly boss Oliver Lackmann to aerospace journalists from the LPC media network in Hamburg, as reported by the “Hamburger Abendblatt“.
Earlier, Ryanair had already used the 737-8 200 name for the MAX aeroplanes it has on order.
UPDATE 26 Feb
TUI has confirmed to Simple Flying that it will use the name 737-8 internally. However, it says there will be no change to customer-facing naming of the plane, and that it will still be the 737 MAX as far as passengers are concerned.