Alaska Airlines has this week celebrated a milestone in Boeing deliveries by taking it’s first longer range 737 MAX 8.
The carrier dubs this as “the next component of our strategic, long-term fleet plan that builds on our strengths and provides a road map for ongoing future success.”
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Alaska Airlines Takes First Longer Range Boeing 737 MAX 8…
The carrier currently has firm orders for over 80 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with options and purchase rights for another 105.
It is understood that between 2024-2027, Alaska Airlines will take delivery of up to 25 new aircraft every year, with their first 737 MAX 10 due in 2025.
Below is a breakdown of their orders of the variant:
|Role in Alaska’s Fleet
|This model will be the largest, most efficient aircraft in our fleet
|Ideal aircraft for long-haul, high-demand routes
|Longest-range 737 best for high-performance and medium-sized markets
Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances at Alaska Airlines had this to say on the recent delivery:
“The addition of the 737-8 and eventually the 737-10 to our fleet creates new opportunities for us to fly longer nonstop routes and maximize our revenue potential”.
“We have achieved terrific results with the 737-9 in guest satisfaction, economics and fuel efficiency, and we are excited for our future with the other 737 models.”
All eyes will be on how the rest of the deliveries will go.
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