Travel Service, the Czech airline company that operates scheduled flights under the SmartWings brand, has finalized an order for five Boeing 737 8 MAX airplanes, valued at $550 million at current list prices.
Travel Service previously placed an order for three 737 MAXs at the Paris Air Show in 2013 and currently operates a mixed fleet that includes 32 Boeing 737s.
The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.
The 737 MAX will be 14 percent more fuel-efficient than today’s most efficient Next-Generation 737s – and 20 percent better than the original Next-Generation 737s when they first entered service.
Travel Service is the largest Czech airline company, operating regular flights under the SmartWings brand, charter flights and private flights in the Business Jet category. Travel Service planes are flying to more than 300 airports on 4 continents. Travel Service is present on market not only in the Czech Republic but also in Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, where the company has its subsidiary companies.
SmartWings (brand of Travel Service Airlines) (Prague) is adding three new holiday routes from Bratislava starting in June: Olbia (June 14), Palma de Mallorca (June 13) and Rhodes (June 9) per Airline Route.
Routes from Bratislava:
In addition, the carrier will also start seasonal service to London (Gatwick) from Prague from April 2. The route will be operated four days a week with Boeing 737-800s.
Routes from Prague:
Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8S3 OK-TSA (msn 29250) taxies at Zurich.
Smart Wings (smartwings.com) (Prague), the low-fare brand of Travel Service Airlines (Prague), has taken delivery of its second Boeing 737-700 (pictured). Smart Wings accepted the first Boeing 737-700 (OK-SWX) on March 3 followed by the pictured 737-7Q8 OK-SWW (msn 28254) on June 1 with a third copy due shortly. The new type also ushered in this revised livery. Smart Wings also operates two Boeing 737-800s as previously reported.
Smart Wings (smartwings.com) (Prague), the low-fare brand of Travel Service Airlines (Prague), has painted the first Boeing 737-800 in their colors. The pictured Boeing 737-8K5 OK-TVP (msn 32907), formerly in Travel Service livery, was leased from Aircastle on April 19, 2012.
Copyright Photo: Paul Doyle. OK-TVP is pictured at Dublin on May 19, 2012 operating a rugby charter to London (Luton) with Leinster fans on board for the Heineken European Cup Final which was played at Twickenham.