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Sunwing acquires news Boeing 737-800

March 28, 2014, Toronto -  Sunwing Airlines has announced it has taken delivery of its newest aircraft directly from the Boeing facility in Seattle.

March 31, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

Earlier this month, Sunwing representatives travelled to the Seattle headquarters of Boeing to pick up their latest aircraft — the state-of-the-art 737-800 Boeing plane which is configured within Sunwing fleet specification to accommodate 189 passengers. Sunwing Captain, John Hudson and crew operated the brand new aircraft carrying the Sunwing representatives from Seattle to Toronto.

"We are very pleased to accept this new 737-800 built to Sunwing's customized specification," says Mark Williams, President Sunwing Airlines. "Our latest aircraft offers cutting-edge aviation technology features along with a sophisticated cabin design that will enhance passengers' inflight experience."

The Next-Generation aircraft contains most modern interior features such as an innovative cabin mood lighting system, pivoting overhead stowage bins that add to the openness of the cabin, as well as advanced-technology wing design that helps increase fuel capacity and efficiency. After leaving Boeing, the 737-800 series plane was retrofitted with the Split Scimitar Winglets technology prior to its integration into Sunwing Airlines flight operations. This technology improves performance of the aircraft and decreases fuel burn by approximately seven per cent over the same aircraft with no Winglets.



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