📌 Alaska Airlines to order 12 additional Boeing 737-9 aircraft
Alaska Airlines announced today it is accelerating its fleet growth by exercising options early on 12 Boeing 737-9 aircraft. The option aircraft are now firm commitments for 2023 and 2024. This additional commitment brings Alaska's total firm 737-9 order to 93 aircraft, five of which are currently in service.
Alaska announced a restructured agreement with Boeing in December 2020 to acquire 68 737-9 aircraft between 2021 to 2024, with options for another 52 deliveries between 2023 and 2026. This year, the airline has exercised 25 of the options, including 13 planes in May. As part of this transaction, Alaska will add 25 options to backfill the ones that have been exercised.
"𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘈𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘢'𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩, 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤," 𝙨𝙖𝙞𝙙 𝙉𝙖𝙩 𝙋𝙞𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧, 𝘼𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙖 𝘼𝙞𝙧𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙧 𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙛𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙩, 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙨. "𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘧𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨-𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘵."
"𝘉𝘰𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘈𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘢. 𝘞𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘭𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 737-9𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦'𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭, 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘧𝘵," 𝙨𝙖𝙞𝙙 𝙋𝙞𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧. "𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 – 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘳𝘶𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦 – 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮."
Alaska's 737-9s are configured to carry 178 guests with 16 First Class seats and 24 Premium Class seats.
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