Alaska Airlines Grows Its 737 Fleet
On Jan.14, Boeing delivered the 100th Next-Generation 737-900ER to Alaska Airlines. The carrier has also ordered two additional 737900ER planes to continue to expand their fleet.
Alaska Airlines operates the 737-900ER in a two-class configuration with 181 seats and features the Boeing Sky Interior. It has substantial economic advantages over competing models, including 6 percent lower operating costs per trip and 4 percent lower operating costs per seat mile. The plane can carry up to 26 more passengers or fly about 500 nautical miles (926 km) farther than the 737-900.
Mark Eliasen, Alaska Air Group’s vice president of finance and treasurer states, “This has proven to be an ideal upgrade for us. This aircraft offers impressive operational efficiencies and environmental benefits, and our customers are very pleased with its onboard amenities.”
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