Alaska Airlines Orders Six Boeing 737-900ERs
Alaska Airlines announced that it placed an order for six Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. The order is valued at $594 million at list price, and the airline is scheduled to take delivery of the planes by 2017.
Alaska says that it plans to replace its current 737-400s with its new 737-900ERs over the next few years. The 737-900ERs are capable of transporting 25% more passengers on the same amount of fuel as the older 737-400s.
The airline’s current 737-900ERs are configured with 16 seats in first class and 165 in economy, with first-class seats offering a pitch 36”, with a width of 21”.
Alaska’s new 737-900ERs will have Boeing’s larger overhead bins, which will offer 48% more luggage than current bins. The bins will also hang 2” lower when open, meaning that it will be easier for passengers to lift their bags into them.
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