August 29, 2008

Boeing Delivers Two 737-800s to Varig Airlines

US-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing has delivered two 737-800 aircraft to Brazil's Varig Airlines.

Boeing said that the 737-800s are equipped with blended winglets and Boeing's special short-field performance package designed for short runways such as Santos Dumont in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Fernando Magalhaes, vice president of technical operations at Varig Airlines, said: "The Boeing Next-Generation 737 family combines low operating costs with high performance, enabling our low-cost carrier business to succeed throughout South America."