The Mauritanian airline became the first to operate the new aircraft on the African continent.
The American manufacturer Boeing delivered the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 to an operator in Africa. The airline Mauritania Airlines International received the new aircraft hoping to obtain greater efficiency, scope and comfort for its operations.
“We are proud to be the first operator in Africa to operate the 737 MAX,” said Mohamed Radhi Bennahi, executive director of Mauritania Airlines International. “The introduction of the 737 MAX in Mauritania’s growing fleet will help to profitably increase our network as we introduce new routes to Europe and the Middle East.”
Meanwhile, Marty Bentrott, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ senior vice president of sales for the Middle East, Turkey, Africa, Russia and Central Asia, said: “We are delighted that Mauritania Airlines International will become the first MAX operator in Africa and will I would like to thank everyone on the airline for their association and continued faith in the 737 program. ”
Mauritania Airlines International is an airline based in the Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport (NKC), in the city of Nouakchott, in Mauritania. It was founded in 2010 and operates flights to several West African countries, as well as to the Canary Islands.