Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a new 737-800 to Canada's Sunwing Airlines Tuesday. It is the first new Next-Generation 737 received by the airline, which flies passengers for the company's travel arm, Sunwing Vacations.
The 737-800 delivered today is Sunwing's third 737 and its first to be equipped with Blended Winglets, curved wing extensions that reduce fuel consumption.
"We are delighted to take delivery of this new aircraft from Boeing. With the addition of this airplane more customers will be able to enjoy our low-fare, full-service flights," said Colin Hunter, Chairman and CEO Sunwing Travel Group.
Following delivery, the new airplane took off from Boeing Field for the airline's home base at Toronto Pearson airport.