Oct 11 Alaska Air Group Inc, parent
company of Alaska Airlines, will order 50 Boeing Co 737
single-aisle jetliners on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal
reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.
The order is expected to include Boeing's current generation
737 aircraft and the updated 737 MAX-8 and MAX-9 jetliners, the
daily said. ()
Alaska Air Group operates an all-Boeing 737 fleet, made up
of a total of 117 aircraft as of Dec. 31 last year.
Boeing reported an increase in orders last quarter, helped
by orders for the new 737 MAX.
Boeing had received 821 orders for the 737 MAX by Oct. 3.
Launched last year, these have more fuel efficient engines.
Boeing and Alaska Airlines could not immediately be reached
for comment outside regular U.S. business hours.