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Varig Airlines takes delivery of Two Boeing 737-800s

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Boeing has delivered two 737-800s to Brazil's Varig Airlines. The jetliners sport a bright new livery which features a unique starburst design that appears in three different locations on the tail as part of a variable paint scheme.

The 737-800s are equipped with Blended Winglets and Boeing's special short-field performance package designed for short runways such as Santos Dumont in Rio de Janeiro.

"The Boeing Next-Generation 737 family combines low operating costs with high performance, enabling our low-cost carrier business to succeed throughout South America," said Fernando Rockert de Magalhes, GOL/Varig's vice president -- technical.

GOL, one of the world's leading low-cost carriers, purchased Varig, Brazil's flagship airline, last year.

A third Varig 737-800 is undergoing pre-delivery flight tests.

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