Adorned with images of Disney-Pixar’s animated ‘Cars’ characters Mater, Lightning McQueen, Guido and Luigi, the Boeing 737-800 has been named ‘Adventure of Disneyland Resort’ and marks Alaska Airlines’ partnership with Walt Disney’s original theme park.

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Air Transat will introduce the Boeing 737-800 single-aisle jets in summer 2014 and the four aircraft will become the core of Air Transat’s narrowbody fleet. They will be used on sun-destination routes from Canada to Mexico, the Caribbean and Florida.

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The Boeing 737-800 with the new split scimitar winglet design ‒ similar to that to be used on the Boeing 737 MAX family ‒ made its first test flight on July 16, from Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

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The weekly flights, which began on July 13, are operated by Boeing 737-800 single-aisle jets, each fitted with 16 United Business seats, 48 United Economy Plus seats and 90 United Economy seats.

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By June 20 at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Boeing has won orders and commitments for 442 commercial aircraft in transactions which the manufacturer values at more than $66 billion at list prices.

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The June 19 finalizing of the Ryanair deal brings the total number of Boeing 737 aircraft ordered since production began in the mid-1960s to more than 11,000. Boeing currently has unfilled orders for more than 3,400 737s, all of them either 737NGs or 737 MAX aircraft.

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Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. is considering opening a new route between Brazil and Nigeria. GOL says the new flight would be operated by aircraft from its existing fleet of Boeing 737NG single-aisle jets.

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Southwest, which was the launch customer for the Boeing 737 MAX program, becomes the first airline to order the 737 MAX 7 by converting existing orders for 30 Boeing 737NGs into orders for 737 MAX 7s.

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Turkish Airlines has finalized a firm order for 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, 10 Boeing 737 MAX 9s and 20 Boeing 737-800s. The deal also includes options for an additional 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets and is the largest Boeing order in Turkish Airlines’ history.

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Alaska Airlines is installing in most of its Boeing 737NG aircraft new Recaro seats like those in its new 737-900ERs, allowing the carrier to add more seats in each aircraft’s cabin while providing the same amount of personal space for each passenger in each aircraft as they have now.

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Boeing confirms Turkish Airlines has committed to order 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 more 737-800s. Turkish Airlines’ latest purchase agreement also includes options for an additional 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

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Boeing has delivered its 1,000th commercial jet for a Chinese airline, a 737-800 which the manufacturer handed over to China Eastern Yunnan Airlines on March 28.

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According to Ryanair, the deal will allow the carrier to grow to more than 400 aircraft, carrying more than 100 million passengers per year across, by the end of the delivery schedule in 2018.

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Boeing has rolled out the first 737NG built at the new production rate of 38 aircraft a month. Panamanian customer Copa Airlines will take delivery of the Boeing 737-800 in early April.

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Boeing has confirmed that Air China has agreed to order two more Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals, one additional 777-300ER and 20 737-800s. In addition, Air China Cargo, a subsidiary of Air China, has agreed to buy eight Boeing 777 Freighters.

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American Airlines is launching service this summer to San Diego from Miami, while sister regional carrier American Eagle plans to begin flying to two more destinations in Mexico from Dallas/Fort Worth.

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American Airlines is launching weekly service to the Caribbean island of Martinique on April 6. The new flights, which represent the first non-stop air service between Martinique and the U.S. mainland since 2008, will operate on Saturdays.

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United is planning new flights to Latin America from Chicago and Washington, D.C. The carrier is also planning to launch new services to Canada from Denver, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as additional domestic routes from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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WestJet’s 100th 737NG was initially delivered to Newport Beach, California-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group and is going to be leased and operated by WestJet.

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