Alaska Airlines orders 10 737-900ERs

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore October 6, 2014 16:12

Alaska Airlines orders 10 737-900ERs

Alaska Airlines has ordered 10 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes, building on Alaska’s all-Boeing fleet.

Today’s purchase, which brings Alaska’s total Boeing jets on order to 74, means the airline’s customers will enjoy expanded service from its Seattle hub and a commitment to a locally manufactured fleet of the most fuel efficient airplanes in the market.

“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 Airlines.

“Alaska Airlines is a valuable partner with its all-Boeing fleet,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “We share many of the same values, including a strong commitment to our community and a focus on innovation. It is always special for Boeing employees to see ‘Proudly All-Boeing’ written on the nose of an Alaska 737.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore October 6, 2014 16:12