Air Europa Express expands its fleet with a Boeing 737-800

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Madrid - Air Europa Express has received its first Boeing 737-800. The airline will operate the aircraft on routes within Spain and Europe.

Air Europa Express took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800. The airline has so far operated only smaller jets and turboprops.

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The fleet of the Spanish regional low-cost comprises eight ATR 72-500 and 11 Embraer ERJ-195LR.

Parent company Globalia, which owns both Air Europa and Air Europa Express, announced that it would like to switch to an all-Boeing fleet. It means that the Airbus A330s at Air Europa will be replaced by Boeing 787s and Air Europa Express will say goodbye to its ATR 72-500s and Embraer E-195s.

Air Europa Express (previously Aeronova) operates flights for Air Europa on busy short-haul routes within Spain and Europe.

The low-cost subsidiary competes with another Spanish low-cost subsidiary Iberia Express on these routes.

Although parent Globalia has set its future strategy to operate Air Europa on intercontinental routes, the Air Europe Express is not yet expected to take over the entire Europe operation.