Alaska Airlines Places $5bn Boeing Order

Alaska Airlines has placed a firm order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, 17 737 MAX 9s and 13 Next-Generation 737-900s.  The order, valued at more than US$5 billion, is the largest in the carrier’s history, which currently operates 120 Boeings 737s.
The airline’s President and CEO Brad Tilden commented:  “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.”
This latest order brings the total number of 737 MAX orders to date to 858 aircraft.
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