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Alaska Airlines buy 50 737s

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 12, 2012
Alaska Airlines has ordered 50 737s, including 37 737 MAXes. (Boeing)

Alaska Airlines has placed a firm order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft. The deal, valued at $5 billion at list prices, is the largest in the airline’s history.

Alaska currently operates an all-737 fleet of 120 aircraft and has 25 existing 737 orders. The new orders include 20 737 MAX-8s, 17 737 MAX-9s and 13 737-900ERs.

“This order positions us for growth and ensures that we’ll continue to operate the quietest and most fuel-efficient aircraft available for the foreseeable future. That means our customers will continue to enjoy a comfortable in-flight experience, low fares and excellent on-time performance,” Alaska Airlines President and CEO Brad Tilden said in a statement.

The 737 MAX, an upgrade designed for improved fuel efficiency, is scheduled to begin delivering in 2017.

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