Boeing and Comair debut airline’s first 737 MAX

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 28, 2019 16:25

Boeing and Comair debut airline’s first 737 MAX

Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX 8 to Comair, which becomes the first airline in sub-Sahara Africa to operate the aircraft type. The aircraft is the first of eight 737 MAX airplanes on order for Comair as the airline looks to refresh its fleet.

“The arrival of the MAX 8 aircraft is a continuation of our fleet renewal programme and builds on the most modern and efficient fleet in South Africa,” said Wrenelle Stander, Executive Director, Comair’s Airline Division. “It is the first of these aircraft to operate in Southern Africa.  These newer aircraft, which showcase state-of-the-art technology, will improve our customer experience, enable us to hedge against fuel price volatility and enhance our operating efficiency.”

Comair flies an all-Boeing fleet that includes 18 Next-Generation and seven Classic 737s for its kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) brands.

“We are delighted to welcome Comair to our growing MAX family. The airline will be able to significantly lower its operating costs, fly farther and provide their customers with a better flying experience,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing, Boeing.  “From the Classic 737 to the Next-Generation 737 and now to the 737 MAX, we are honoured to build on our partnership with Comair and support their success in the years ahead.”

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 28, 2019 16:25