According to official tech specs of the printer, this is compatible only with Mac OS 10.5.x, 10.6.x or 10.7.x. Due to the fact that your Mac Book Air is using a newer OS, you might not be able to connect to the printer. However, try downloading the latest driver compatible with Mac OS from the official download website. The manufacturer states on the same website, that if you can't find your OS among the listed ones, you should periodically check the site for updates. For additional information, check the following website.