Boeing delivers first 100 737-900ERs to Delta
Oct. 1, 2013, Atlanta, Ga. - Boeing has delivered a Next-Generation 737-900ER to Delta Air Lines, which is the first of 100 airplanes ordered by the airline in 2011 for replacing its single-aisle fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft.
The airline's new 737-900ER has a capacity to accommodate 180 passengers and features the new Boeing Sky Interior, the latest in a series of improvements for both airlines and passengers.
It includes new LED lighting and curved architecture for enhanced comfort, along with modern, sculpted sidewalls and overhead bins.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes global sales senior vice-president John Wojick said: "The 737-900ER is a great fit for Delta's fleet.
"It provides best-in-class efficiency, economics, reliability and passenger comfort that Delta needs for its fleet renewal initiative."
The 737-900ER will join Delta's existing fleet of 737-700s and 737-800s, allowing the airline to efficiently match capacity to market demand with industry leading economics, Boeing said.
Meanwhile, Boeing has received a new order for five additional Next-Generation 737-900ERs from Alaska Airlines.
The order is worth $481 million at list prices, and is part of the airline' investment in its aircraft fleet and attempt to improve fuel performance.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes North America Sales vice president Brad McMullen said: "The 737-900ER offers Alaska Airlines the best seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane in production, which is especially important with today's high fuel prices."