- Published: 26 October 2022
By Angel Quiroz
Boeing reported that the airline Alaska Airlines placed a new order for 52 aircraft to expand its 737 MAX fleet, exercising options to acquire 42 737 MAX 10 and 10 737 MAX 9.
“This investment secures aircraft to optimize our growth over the next decade, which we know will be a formidable competitive advantage,” said Ben Minicucci, CEO of Alaska Airlines.
With the new agreement, Alaska’s unfilled order book for the 737 MAX program now stands at more than 100 aircraft.
Alaska Airlines currently operates 35 737 MAX 9 aircraft, which the airline configures to accommodate 178 passengers. The airline will use the 737 MAX 10 to provide greater flexibility in routes and service, since it has capacity for 204 passengers in a two-class configuration with a range of 3,100 nautical miles.