Alaska Airlines opt for Boeing 737-700s

Boeing has confirmed an order from Alaska Airlines for two additional aeroplanes, bringing the number of 737-700s that the airline has on firm order with Boeing to 19.

According to Boeing, the value of the two new 737-700s at list prices is estimated at $100 million and deliveries are scheduled for 2003.

The orders were previously accounted for in Boeing’s published order totals and attributed to an unidentified customer. Since 1999, Alaska has taken delivery of 16 new 737-700s.

Alaska Airlines operates a fleet of more than 100 Boeing aeroplanes including 16 737-700s and five 737-900s. The launch customer for the 737-900, Alaska now has five of the aeroplanes and has an additional six on order.

The 737 family are said to be the most technologically advanced family in the single-aisle market. They are designed to fly higher, faster, farther, quieter and with greater fuel efficiency than previous 737 models.

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