Euralair is to boost its Boeing 737 fleet with the introduction of Next Generation 737-800s from later this year.

The French charter airline, based at Paris Le Bourget Airport, has concluded a deal with an unnamed US leasing company for two Boeing 737-800s, for delivery in December 1998 and in January 1999.

The two aircraft, will be based at Paris and either Lyon, Nantes or Lille, to operate charter flights for tour operator Fram, which took over 43% of the activities of the defunct Air France charter airline Air Charter.

Euralair says it intends to keep its three hushkitted Boeing 737-200s "for the time being", operating them for Nouvelle Frontieres, Lux Charter and Air France.

Source: Flight International