Air Europa opts for Boeing

Spanish carrier Air Europa has signed an order for four new Boeing 737-800 airplanes, for delivery in 2004, with an additional 11 737 orders on the horizon.

Air Europa, headquartered in Llucmajor, Mallorca, will use the new airplanes within Spain and on intra-European routes. The four 737-800s will replace 737-400s.

‘These are the first four of 15 additional 737s we will order for fleet renewal and expansion,’ said Juan Jose Hidalgo, president, Globalia Corporación Empresarial.

‘These airplanes allow us to deliver passengers to their destinations on time and their low operating costs make them extremely profitable to fly,’ added Hidalgo.

The 737-800s will be powered by new CFM56-7 engines produced by CFMI, a joint venture between Snecma of France and General Electric of the US The engines are said to meet community noise restrictions well below current Stage 3 limits and below anticipated Stage 4 limits.