New member of Corendon Airlines’ fleet

Corendon Airlines, which is celebrating its 13th year in the skies, has taken delivery of its new Boeing 737-800NG (Next-Generation) aircraft. The 737-800NG, which is Corendon’s first ex-works aircraft, landed in Antalya where it was greeted with the traditional water arch welcoming ceremony.

Corendon Airlines, one of the leading tourism airlines in Turkey and Europe, has made a speedy start to its 13th year in the skies and added the 14th aircraft, a new Boeing 737-800NG, to its fleet. The aircraft’s “Sky Interior” design, which offers passengers even greater comfort and provides a more spacious and brighter cabin experience, will also contribute to rejuvenating Corendon’s fleet. Having taken off from Seattle, where Boeing's US manufacture center of civil aircraft is situated, on Thursday May 11, 2017, the new Boeing 737-800NG with TC-COR tail code reached Antalya on May 12. The first guests on board the aircraft, which was welcomed with the traditional water cannon salute at Antalya Airport, were Yıldıray Karaer, Chairman of Corendon Airlines, and the Corendon employees.

 

Karaer: “We started our 13th year at full steam” In his speech made in the welcoming ceremony, Yıldıray Karaer said, “I hope our new aircraft brings good luck to the entire Corendon Airlines family. TC-COR is the first ex-works aircraft in the history of Corendon Airlines. This aircraft has the “Sky Interior” cabin design, providing maximum comfort for Corendon Airlines passengers thanks to its highly impressive cabin features. It also saves fuel, has lower running costs and is quieter. The high fuel economy of this aircraft is especially important for us. Corendon Airlines ranked fourth among the cleanest airlines in the world in terms of carbon emissions per passenger in the 2016 assessment of Atmosfair, a tourism-oriented environmental and climate protection organization supported by the German Ministry of Environment. Corendon was also ranked Turkey's most environment respectful airline in the same assessment. With this highly fuel-efficient aircraft, we have increased our targets in terms of the environment and sustainability – issues we are very sensitive about. With this big step in our fleet, we have made a speedy start to our 13th year. We will be continuing at this pace through the new investments we will be making.”

 

“We are proud that Corendon Airlines has been operating Boeing aircraft since it began operations,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president, Boeing Commercial Airplane Sales for Turkey, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia.  “Corendon’s confident strategy in this challenging business is very encouraging and we look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow in Turkey and throughout the region.”

 

Founded within the Corendon Tourism Group in 2005, with 2 Boeing 737-300s in its fleet to carry the tourists acquired by its own tour operators in the Netherlands to Turkey, Corendon Airlines started to gradually organize international charter and scheduled flights in cooperation with tour operators in many countries of the world, particularly Europe. Corendon is currently an international airline with 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft flying to 145 airports in 45 countries of the world. The airline, which entered the German market four years ago, has increased its capacity year by year and included Russia in its flight network with the scheduled Yekaterinburg flights started in 2016.

 

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