Slovakian national carrier Slovak Airlines has introduced the first Western aircraft type to its fleet, with the recent delivery of a Boeing 737-300. The aircraft joins three Tupolev Tu-154Ms already in service with the Bratislava-based airline, operating scheduled flights and charter operations. The better fuel consumption of the 737 compared with the Tu-154M was the main reason for its introduction, in addition to complying with long-term European noise regulations, says the carrier. Slovak Airlines flies to destinations in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Montenegro, Russia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey. A single domestic destination, Kosice, is served by a Yakovlev Yak-40.

Source: Flight International