A third major Canadian airline has taken delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Sunwing Airlines flew its new plane home to Toronto from the factory near Seattle on Friday. It’s one of four of the aircraft the company will receive under a lease deal with Air Lease Corporation. It will also get two more Boeing 737-800 aircraft. A second MAX will be delivered next week and the other two will get to Toronto in 2019.
“The 737 MAX 8 aircraft is an integral part of Sunwing’s overall expansion plans across an increasing number of both Canadian and U.S. gateways and illustrates the evolution of the company,” said Mark Williams, President of Sunwing Airlines. The company is the largest vacation package company in North America and will be used to fly holidayers to the Caribbean and other destinations. The first flight was flown by one of Sunwing’s longest serving pilots, Ron Henry and his first officer was Jessalyn Teed, a recent graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Sunwing cadet program.