The Boeing 737MAX has made a return to Dublin Airport with YR-MXA MSN 43309 Boeing 737 MAX 8 Blue Air operating BLA155/6 on Sunday 7th April 2021 (Easter Sunday) becoming the first 737 MAX to operate a service to Dublin since EASA and IAA ground order was lifted in late January. The aircraft touched down at 1757 local departing at 1916 local.

The aircraft YR-MXA is the first of ten new Boeing 737-8s confirmed to deliver to Blue Air from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) order book with Boeing. A further nine new 737-8 aircraft will follow are scheduled to deliver to Blue Air April 2021 through 2022.

Majority Shareholder of Blue Air Cristian Rada said “The delivery of this first of ten Boeing 737-8s comes in line with our airline’s commitment to provide European customers The Better Way to Fly. As we increasingly acknowledge the responsibility of the airline industry for a greener future, Blue Air joins the airline community as an active player in delivering the lowest carbon emissions known to date by a narrow body passenger aircraft. This and the next projected deliveries will ensure Blue Air’s resilience and will secure our company position as the main Romanian player in the passenger aviation market.”

The Boeing 737MAX forms a key part of Blue Air’s “The Better Way to Fly” with the carrier to accelerate its fleet renewal strategy phase out the Boeing 737 classic and ensure long-term competitiveness benefiting from the 737 MAX 16% reduction in carbon emissions and fuel consumption. 

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