A Boeing 737 MAX 8 with registration SP-LVL made its first flight today (March 15) after receiving a new special livery. The aircraft carries the colors of LOT Polish Airlines and the ITAKA Travel Agency, which promotes the ITAKA Friends Club, including the ENERGYLANDIA amusement park.
It is worth mentioning that the first 737 MAX acquired from Blue Air to receive LOT’s colours.
The special paint job, which adorns a Boeing 737 MAX with registration SP-LVL, showcases the ITAKA Friends Club offered at the company’s home-grown ENERGYLANDIA located in Zator, Malopolskie Province.
ENERGYLANDIA is the largest amusement park in Poland, offering 123 attractions located on an area of 70 hectares, designed for all ages, whether children, teenagers or adults. This is the second B737 MAX aircraft, after the SP-LVD “Independence”, to receive special colours.
For the time being, none of the parties to the new paint scheme (LOT, ITAKA, ENERGYLANDIA) have officially announced this cooperation, nor have they yet responded to an inquiry regarding the new colours of the B737 MAX.
ITAKA Friends Club
The program of ITAKA’s Friends Clubs is based on movement and art activities for kids. In addition to holiday entertainment, it also has an educational dimension.
It is also specially selected hotels, family rooms and plenty of attractions for vacations with children where ITAKA’s animation team conducts animations in Polish. These attractions are usually offered in the peak summer season from June 15 to September 15.
Ex Blue Air 737 MAX
The B737 MAX 8 with serial numbers MSN 43331 / LN 8138 (ex YR-MXE), which received the Polish registration SP-LVL, was produced in mid-2021, made its first technical flight on October 21 last year and was then delivered to Blue Air on December 17, 2021.
The aircraft was then parked by ALC in Prague, Czech Republic, after being withdrawn by the Romanian carrier. It was stored there from September 14 to November 21, 2022.
LOT’s new acquisition takes 189 passengers on board, three more than the carrier’s current B737 MAX, which has 186 seats.
The national carrier’s acquisition of the six planes, which previously went to Romania’s financially troubled Blue Air, came as something of a surprise.
LOT acquired the new aircraft through an operating lease from Air Lease Corporation, bringing the American company’s portfolio to 12 aircraft in LOT’s fleet. The last machine acquired from the Romanian airline arrived in Warsaw on January 17 this year.
LOT Polish Airlines fleet
Currently, there are 74 aircraft in LOT’s fleet, including 17 Boeing 737s, 11 B737 MAX 8s and six B737-800NGs.
ITAKA was established in 1989 and since 2009 it has been an unquestionable leader in the tourist industry. Subsequent seasons consolidated ITAKA’s position as market leader. Success did not come suddenly.
It is the result of many years of work, gradual and well-weighed development of the company. ITAKA grew out of passion, which allowed to treat the company not only as a source of income, but as a way to realise dreams and ambitions.
During its activity, ITAKA took up pioneer activities in the field of the developing foreign tourism: original programmes of excursions and creating new directions of holidays served by charter flights. ITAKA has holiday offers in close to 100 places worldwide.
ENERGYLANDIA is the largest amusement park in Poland, offering 123 attractions located on an area of 70 hectares, suitable for all ages, including children, teenagers and adults.
The park is located in the Polish town of Zator, on the border of the two largest agglomerations of the Polish south: the Silesia and Lesser Poland Voivodeships; less than half-an- car ride from Katowice or Krakow.
Although Energylandia has been on the market for only 9 years, the multitude of attractions, and the highest levels of service and Guest comfort meet the highest standards. Each year we are visited by thousands of tourists seeking to experience top class entertainment.
What’s really important is the fact that for the price of just ONE ENTRY TICKET to Energylandia customers get virtually unlimited access to all the rides and attractions.