Dushanbe, Tajikistan-based Somon Air has ordered two Boeing 737-900ERs (Extended Range). Boeing values the order at $163 million at list prices.
The order represents Somon Air’s first direct purchase of airplanes from Boeing.
“The Boeing Next-Generation 737 has proved to be a reliable and profitable component of our fleet,” says Sherali Kabirov, board member of Somon Air. “With these additional airplanes we plan to broaden our network in the region. Boeing has been an important and valued partner to Somon Air and we consider this a very memorable event for our airline.”
Somon Air is Tajikistan’s first private full-service carrier. The airline currently operates two 737-800s and flies from Dushanbe to cities in Russia, Germany, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
The 737-900ER is the newest member of the 737 family, combining aerodynamic and other design changes to provide more room for up to 215 passengers.