Amsterdam - Today, the Dutch low-cost operator Transavia has taken delivery of its last Boeing 737-800. The aircraft registered PH-HXO, took off from the Boeing's Renton airfield yesterday and arrived at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam this morning.
With the arrival of new aircraft, the number of Boeing 737s in the Transavia's fleet reached 40.
In 1974, the airline was the first carrier in the Netherlands to fly the Boeing 737. In 1998, the all-Boeing operator started to replace the -200 and -300 variants with the Boeing's Next Generation version (-700 and -800) as part of its fleet renewal strategy.
The airline's fleet now consists of seven Boeing 737-700 and 33 Boeing 737-800. The company plans to include in its fleet the latest and the most modern variant of the Boeing's best selling aircraft, the MAX family single-aisle from 2021, which is a lot quieter and more efficient than the NG series.
Transavia will add more Boeing 737-800 in the coming months via leasing option to meet the increased demand in the summer season.
The existing 737-800s of the Dutch carrier will be phased out from 2020.