Alaska Airlines Introduces First Boeing 737-900ER to Fleet
Alaska Airlines announced that the inaugural flight of its first Boeing 737-900ER took place on November 8, 2012, between Seattle and San Diego. The new aircraft is the most fuel-efficient in the airline’s fleet.
The Boeing 737-900ER is configured with 165 seats in the main cabin, which features Boeing Sky Interior, along with Recaro custom-designed seats that provide passengers with more space, three inches of recline, and a six-way adjustable headrest. In the first class cabin, there are 16 premium Recaro seats offering five inches of recline, as well as a six-way adjustable headrest.
The airline is expected to take delivery of 38 more of the aircraft through 2017, including three by the end of 2012, and nine more in 2013. The aircraft will fly transcontinental routes between the east and west coasts and to Hawaii.