Thursday, October 11, 2012
Alaska Airlines Orders 50 Boeing 737 Aircraft
Boeing announced a $5 billion order for 50 of its 737s from Alaska Airlines, the largest order in the carrier’s history.
The order is a firm purchase of 20 737 MAX 8s, 17 737 MAX 9s and 13 Next-Generation 737-900ERs.
"This order positions us for growth and ensures that we'll continue to operate the quietest and most fuel-efficient aircraft available for the foreseeable future. That means our customers will continue to enjoy a comfortable in-flight experience, low fares and excellent on-time performance," said Brad Tilden, president and CEO of Alaska Airlines.
Boeing also recently announced a major order for its 737s from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and a leasing deal with flydubai for 737s through the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States.