Texel Air (XLR, Bahrain International) has taken delivery of another B737-800(BCF), in the process completing a fleet renewal process that sees Boeing NGs replace Boeing Classic freighters.

With the temporary registration of N2937C (msn 29374), the 17.2-year-old aircraft ferried into Bahrain on April 30 from Boeing's conversion facility at Jinan.

"This state-of-the-art aircraft is set to replace our oldest aircraft, the B737-300(F)," Texel Air declared via LinkedIn.

Texel has gradually been phasing out its B737-300s and replacing them with NG types. In addition to the arrival of msn 29374, it operates two other B737-800(BCF)s and two (currently inactive) B737-700(FC)s. Its sister airline Texel Air Australasia (TNZ, Auckland International) also has four B737-800(BCF)s on its air operator's licence.

Texel said in its statement that the arrival of msn 29374 unifies the "global fleet" and creates efficiencies within the airline, adding: "This significant upgrade provides enhanced capabilities and broader destination access, offering our valued clients even greater service and flexibility."

Texel Air has leased its newly arrived aircraft from AerCap, the airline's first significant piece of business with the lessor. Before undergoing conversion, the twinjet flew for Air China (CA, Beijing Capital).

ch-aviation has contacted Texel Air about its plans for the outgoing B737-300(F), A9C-APC (msn 27459).