Including its September 30 order, Alaska Airlines now has unfilled orders for 35 Boeing 737-900ERs and 37 Boeing 737 MAX jets.

Alaska Airlines has ordered five additional Boeing 737-900ERs in a deal which Boeing values at $481 million at list prices.

“Today’s announcement supports our goal of growing Alaska Airlines by 4 to 8 per cent a year,” says Mark Eliasen, vice president of finance and treasurer for Alaska Air Group, Alaska Airlines’ parent company. “The 737-900ER is a great aircraft, with the cost efficiency and reliability needed for us to be successful in today’s competitive marketplace.”


The largest and newest model in the Boeing 737NG family, the 737-900ER can carry up to 26 more passengers or fly about 500 nautical miles (926 kilometers) farther than the basic 737-900.

On September 30, 2013, Alaska Airlines ordered five more Boeing 737-900ERs to add to 30 it had already ordered, some of which were in service with the airline by that date

On September 30, 2013, Alaska Airlines ordered five more Boeing 737-900ERs to add to 38 it had already ordered, some of which were in service with the airline by that date

 

Alaska Airlines operates the Boeing 737-900ER in a two-class configuration with 181 seats.

Its 737-900ERs feature the Boeing Sky Interior, which introduces new lighting and a curving architecture that create a distinctive entry way.

According to Boeing, passengers experience a more open cabin feel and an environment simulated by light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. The interior also features sculpted sidewalls and newly improved and expanded pivot bins.

In addition, all of the seats on Alaska Airlines’ 737-900ERs will feature outlets providing dual 110-volt and USB power.

On November 8, 2012, Alaska Airlines introduced into service the first of 38 Boeing 737-900ERs it had ordered. In Alaska Airlines service, the aircraft are deployed mainly on transcontinental routes and flights between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Alaska's 737-900ERs feature new, slimmer seats, with 16 seats in the First Class cabin and 165 in Economy

On November 8, 2012, Alaska Airlines introduced into service the first of 38 Boeing 737-900ERs it had ordered. In Alaska Airlines service, the aircraft are deployed mainly on transcontinental routes and flights between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Alaska’s 737-900ERs feature new, slimmer seats, with 16 seats in the First Class cabin and 165 in Economy

 

The longer range of the 737-900ER can connect distant city pairs across continents, such as Seattle to Orlando, in two-class configuration.

Boeing claims the 737-900ER has substantial economic advantages over competing models (such as the Airbus A321), including 6 per cent lower operating costs per trip and 4 per cent lower operating costs per seat mile.

Including its September 30 order, Alaska Airlines now has unfilled orders for 35 Boeing 737-900ERs and 37 Boeing 737 MAX jets.

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