TUI Air brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 with registration G-TUMH was named “Skiathos” during spring of 2019. Unfortunately the plane was waiting at Boeing Field airport (KBFI/BFI) to be delivered to TUI Air, since the aircraft type was grounded after the Ethiopian crash.
TUI Air “Skiathos” Boeing 737 MAX 8 (G-TUMH) made its first flight on 19 March 2019 with registration N1786B with call sign “BOEING-867”, from the assembly line factory Renton (RNT) to Boeing Field (BFI).
On 1 April 2019 one more test flight was performed locally at Boeing Field (BFI) using once more call sign “BOEING-867”. Since then was parked at Boeing Field (BFI) waiting for the delivery flight.
Finally the airplane was delivered to TUI Air on 12 March 2021. Flew from Boeing factory in Seattle, nonstop to London Gatwick, as TOM-943P.
On 4 June 2021 was transferred from London Gatwick to Manchester in order to perform its first revenue flight. The first revenue flight was on 14 June 2021 from Manchester to Corfu as TOM-2120.
On 10 August 2021 G-TUMH with name “Skiathos” arrived at Skiathos airport as TOM-2200 from Manchester.
Skiathoslandings.com was present and with help of Fraport Greece and Hellenic civil Aviation Authority (Air Traffic Control) we all welcomed the airplane to our island!
Total four Boeing 737-8 Max are carrying Greek Island name. Those are:
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737 MAX 8
Serial Number/Line Number: 44602/7439
Engines: 2x CFMI LEAP-1B
Configuration: 189 passengers single economy
Aircraft name: Skiathos