Alaska Airlines Places a $594 Million Order for 6 More Boeing 737-900ERs

The Boeing Company is an American global designer and manufacturer of airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites. It also provides leasing and product support services to a multinational customer base. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers, is the second-largest defense contractor in the world based on reported 2013 revenue, and is the largest exporter in the United States by dollar value. Earlier today, Boeing announced that they have received a USD $594 million order from Alaska Airlines to provide six Boeing 737-900 extended range (ER) aircraft—four of which are to be delivered in 2016 and the remaining two in 2017.

Alaska Airlines, one of the youngest fleet operators in North America, plans to use these new 737-900ERs to replace the remaining 737-400 airliners, as the new aircraft can transport 25 percent more passengers using the same amount of fuel. Andrew Harrison, the executive vice-president of Alaska Airlines, is looking forward to getting the new jets. "We're delighted Boeing is able to expedite delivery of four of these new 737-900ERs, increasing the number of planes we'll receive next year to 19.” He believes that the comfortable highly efficient Boeing company jets will both expand and strengthen Alaska Airlines’ leading Pacific Northwest network. Alaska Airlines serves more than 100 cities across Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. With this order, their total of locally manufactured aircraft on order increases to 79.
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