UK low-cost carrier (LCC) Monarch Airlines has taken delivery of a Boeing 737-800 as it starts to prepare for the arrival of its 737 MAX 8s next year. The London Luton-based airline is currently an Airbus A320/A321 operator, but is scheduled to start moving to the Boeing narrowbody in spring 2018. It has now acquired a single 737-800 from Turkish LCC Pegasus Airlines to act as a “bridge” to the new type, enabling crews to start to become familiar with it. “The aircraft ...

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