HANNOVER, GERMANYGerman leisure operator Tuifly becomes the first airline in Germany to operate a Boeing 737 MAX jet. The airline will deploy the aircraft on the non-stop route between Hannover and Seattle.

TUI's 737 MAX 8 with registration D-AMAX, which is already two years old, will be on service on this route during the summer season. When 737 MAXs were grounded all over the world after two fatal crashes, the aircraft was temporarily stored in Seattle.

For Tuifly, the delivery comes at the right time, right before the high-demand summer vacation. The group had announced an austerity program in spring due to the severe impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on the air travel market.

The second Boeing 737-8 for Tuifly with registration D-AMAB is waiting for delivery in Seattle. According to current Boeing's current backlog, Tui Group has 72 Boeing 737 MAX jets on order.