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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Many if not all of the aircraft concerned appear to be the subjects of existing orders by Chinese carriers. According to Boeing, the Chinese government approval covers 185 737s worth approximately $15 billion at list prices and 15 777s worth approximately $4 billion at list prices.

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The State Corporation’s Supervisory Board approved the definitive agreement it signed and announced on September 17 during the Sochi Investment Forum in Russia. Rostechnology’s order includes 15 Boeing 737-700s, 25 737-800s and 10 737-900ERs.

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Dubai-based low-cost airline flydubai has taken delivery of a Boeing 737-800 which is the first Next-Generation 737 to feature the manufacturer’s new Boeing Sky Interior.

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On July 20 at the Farnborough International Airshow, new leasing company Air Lease Corp. has unveiled its second and third new-aircraft orders, a day after announcing its first.

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Alaska Airlines is launching daily service between San Diego and Kahului, Maui and its sister regional carrier Horizon Air is starting four-times-daily service between the Silicon Valley-area city of San Jose and Los Angeles.

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Canadian low-cost airline WestJet has deferred delivery of 16 new Boeing 737NGs and agreed to order an additional 14 in order to smooth out its delivery schedule and help give the airline a more flexible fleet plan for the years through 2016.

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EgyptAir has converted a previous order for two Boeing 777s into an order for an additional eight Next-Generation 737-800s, taking its total acquisition of the type to 20.

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