$790m for fleet expansion

Boeing and Jet Airways, India‘s largest private airline, have announced that the airline has exercised options for three 777-300ER (ExtendedRange) airplanes.

The order, valued at more than $790m at list prices, follows a previous order for 10 777-300ERs in September 2005, for a combined total of 13 777-300ERs.

Jet Airways took delivery of its first 777-300ER in April. In December 2006, the airline also placed an order for 10 787 Dreamliners.

Jet Airways, with more than 330 daily flights to 49 destinations, operates throughout India and has international routes that include London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Colombo and Kathmandu. The airline’s current 777-300ERs operate a Mumbai-London route.

The 777 has logged orders for more than 975 airplanes over the life of the program, and has more than 325 unfilled orders worth more than $82bn at current list prices.