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SunExpress considers West African routes with B737 MAX

Posted 26 July 2018 · Add Comment

Turkey's SunExpress is evaluating launching non-stop routes to West Africa operated with B737 MAX 8s out of each of Turkey and Germany, reports ch-aviation.

 

Head of network planning and scheduling Wilken Bellmann told Routesonline: "Accra and other West-African markets are on the radar and we need to have discussions before we launch any routes but we are definitely having discussions. The internal data is interesting but route development is a long process and we have to be really sure it is feasible.”

The leisure carrier, a 50/50 joint-venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines has a total of thirty-two B737 MAX 8s on order with Boeing with deliveries scheduled to commence in 2019 and continue through 2024. The first five units of the type are expected to deliver next year.

The new aircraft will be deployed both with the Turkish unit and with its German subsidiary SunExpress Deutschland.

 

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