Boeing delivered the 737-800 on June 16 to GECAS and China United Airlines, the GECAS leasing customer which will operate the aircraft.

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The Boeing Sky Interior installed in the carrier’s latest 737-800s is an important part of a continuing initiative by American Airlines to modernize the look and feel of its 737 fleet interiors.

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United Airlines launches daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Guadalajara, Mexico on May 3. The service is being operated by Continental Airlines, United’s sister carrier.

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SAS has confirmed it will replace its remaining Boeing 737 Classics and McDonnell Douglas MD-80s with similar numbers of additional 737NGs and Airbus A320-family aircraft. These fleet decisions will preclude any SAS order for Bombardier CSeries jets in the short to medium term, an SAS spokeswoman confirms.

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The manufacturer has delivered Tassili Airlines’ first Next-Generation 737, a 737-800, and has also reached a major milestone with long-time customer Air Algérie by delivering the North African carrier’s 50th Boeing jetliner – again, a 737-800.

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The order, comprised of 10 737-800s and five 737-900ERs, has an average list-price value of more than $1.2 billion, according to Boeing.

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German carrier Air Berlin has taken delivery of the first Boeing 737-700 with the new Boeing Sky Interior, becoming the first airline to operate both the 737-700 and the 737-800 with the new cabin design.

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ILFC has ordered 33 Boeing 737-800s and signed a memorandum of understanding for 100 A320neo-family aircraft, including 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos. However, ILFC is terminating its purchase agreement for 10 A380s.

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Boeing has delivered a Next-Generation 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior to Copa Airlines – the first Latin American carrier to take delivery of Boeing’s new cabin interior.

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The airline will take delivery of a total of 37 Boeing 737-800s during 2011 and is the world’s largest operator of the 737-800.

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Alaska Airlines is expanding service from the Bay Area to Hawaii, offering daily flights from both Oakland and San Jose, California to Kahului on the island of Maui, starting June 5.

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Boeing has confirmed South Africa’s Comair Limited as a previously unidentified customer for eight 737-800s fitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior. Comair will use its new 737s to update the fleet of its low-fare airline, kulula.com.

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Air China has taken delivery of a Boeing 737-800 which is the airline’s first Boeing 737NG with the new Boeing Sky Interior.

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Alaska Airlines has ordered 15 Next-Generation Boeing 737s in a deal which includes 13 737-900ERs and two 737-800s. The 737-900ER is a new model for the Alaska Airlines fleet.

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GOL Turns Ten

Airlines January 17, 2011

During its first 10 years of scheduled-service flying, GOL expanded its fleet from six to 112 aircraft, captured almost a 40 per cent share of the entire Brazilian air transport market and established itself as one of the most profitable and one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world.

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Continental Airlines will begin nonstop flights between its New York-area hub Newark Liberty International Airport and Haiti’s capital Port-Au-Prince on June 9, subject to government approval.

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United Continental Holdings carrier Continental Airlines plans to launch daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Guadalajara, Mexico beginning May 3, subject to Mexican government approval.

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The order, which specifies deliveries into 2017, includes 15 737-900ERs and 23 737-800s. It is the largest order placed by a leasing company for the extended-range 737-900ER.

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