Alaska Airlines Orders More Boeing 737 Max Jets

By Kurt Stolz on 22 December 2020
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An older Alaska-liveried Boeing 737

Longtime Boeing 737 operator Alaska Airlines said it would increase the number of Boeing 737 Max jets on order by 23 for a total of 120.

The deal for the new 737-9s, to be acquired on lease, was hammered out last month.

“We believe in this airplane, we believe in our strong partnership with Boeing, and we believe in the future of Alaska Airlines and the incredible opportunities ahead as we climb our way out of this pandemic,” said Brad Tilden, the airline’s CEO.

Alaska’s mostly-Boeing fleet includes 79 737-900ERs, 12 737-900s, 61 737-800s, and 11 737-700s. The airline operated with an all-Boeing fleet until its January 2018 acquisition of Virgin America, which added a number of A320-family aircraft.

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