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Azerbaijan Airlines orders Boeing 737s and 767s

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Friday, 8 August 2008

Azerbaijan Airlines has finalized an order with Boeing for two Next-Generation 737-900ERs and two 767-300ERs. The order is valued at $449 million at list prices. One of the 767s is a substitution for a previously ordered 787. Azerbaijan Airlines now has a total of eight Boeing airplanes on order: four 737-900ERs, two 787-8s and two 767-300ERs.

Azerbaijan Airlines, based in Baku, is the national airline of Azerbaijan.

"We are eager to build our Boeing fleet with these additional 737s and 767s to meet continued demand for air travel in our region," said Jahangir Askerov, president of Azerbaijan Airlines. "This order is yet another step forward in our strong relationship with Boeing. We look forward to operating the 787 and benefiting from its advanced performance features, however the 767-300ER is the economical and logical choice to fulfill our interim capacity targets."

The 737-900ER is Boeing's newest addition to the popular line of 737 single-aisle airplanes. Boeing launched the 737-900ER in 2005 as a higher-capacity, longer-range complement to the 737 family. The 737-900ER is the largest member of the 737 airplane family. It seats up to 215 passengers and flies up to 3,200 nautical miles (5,900 kilometers), making the range comparable to the 737-800.

Azerbaijan Airlines' 737-900ERs will feature Blended Winglets, which enable a three to four percent improvement in fuel efficiency and a comparable reduction in emissions.

The 767-300ER is one of three passenger models in the 767 family, which includes the 767-200ER and 767-400ER, and is the baseline for the 767-300ER freighter. The 767-300ER seats up to 350 passengers and flies up to 5,975 nautical miles (11,065 kilometers).

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