Boeing, Alaska Airlines announce NG 737-900ER order
Oct. 6, 2014, Seattle, Wa. - Boeing and Alaska Airlines have announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes, building on Alaska's all-Boeing fleet. As Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska continues to invest in the region it calls home.
The 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.”