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Somon Air Orders Two NG 737-900 ERs

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Tajikistan-based Somon Air has ordered two Next-Generation Boeing 737-900 ERs (Extended Range). The order is valued at $163 million at list prices and is Somon Air's first direct purchase of airplanes from Boeing.

"The Boeing Next-Generation 737 has proven to be a reliable and profitable component of our fleet," said Sherali Kabirov, board member of Somon Air. "With these additional airplanes we plan to broaden our network in the region. Boeing has been an important and valued partner to Somon Air and we consider this a very memorable event for our airline."

Somon Air is the country's first private full service carrier. The airline currently operates two 737-800s and flies from Dushanbe to cities in Russia, Germany, Turkey and the UAE.

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