Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has ordered 10
Boeing 737-900ER (Extended Range) aircraft.
With this latest order, Alaska Airlines now has
a total of 74 Boeing jets on order.
"We love having Seattle as our home and buying
locally built airplanes is a point of pride for us," said Alaska
Airlines' president and CEO Brad Tilden. "These new planes will
allow us to serve our customers even better with improved in-cabin
experience, including our new leather Recaro seats with added leg
room, power outlets at every seat and larger overhead bins."
With a list price of $990 million, this order represents a
significant investment in the long term success of Alaska
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and
CEO Ray Conner, said, "It
is always special for Boeing employees to see 'Proudly All-Boeing'
written on the nose of an Alaska 737."
The new aircraft
will not only allow network growth, but also enable further cost
reductions by replacing Alaska's 737-400s with new 737-900ERs
capable of carrying 25% more passengers while using the same
amount of fuel.
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