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Fri, 2 Feb 2018

Travel Service Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737 MAX 8

Travel Service, the largest carrier in the Czech Republic, has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Travel Service operates regular flights under the SmartWings brand, along with charter flights and private flights in the business jet category.

 Travel Service airplanes fly to more than 400 airports in four continents. Travel Service also operates in Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, where the company has subsidiary companies.

Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and Travel Service, the largest carrier in the Czech Republic, celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX airplane. A group from the airline is seen here in Seattle, commemorating the delivery. Photo: Marian Lockhart. Click to enlarge.

"We are pleased that Travel Service is among the first airlines to include 737 MAX into its fleet," said Roman Vik, Chief Executive Officer Travel Service. "As Travel Service is dynamically expanding and growing, the new Boeing 737 MAX airplane will fully support our ambitious development plan and competitive advantage. Thanks to a new modern fleet, Travel Service will be able to launch direct flights to new destinations and enhance the travel experience of our customers."

 Travel Service is leasing the airplane from GECAS, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric.

"GECAS is delighted to further strengthen its business relationship with Travel Service by delivering the airline's first Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane. GECAS has been a partner with Travel Service since its inception with five 737-800s currently on lease to this dynamic airline," said Felix McArdle, Senior Vice President, GECAS Sales & Marketing. "The delivery of this latest-technology airplane, the first of 10 that will be leased by GECAS to Travel Service, will enable the airline continue to grow profitably and in an environmentally friendly way. GECAS wishes Travel Service every success with these advanced new airplanes."

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