03 March, 2022

Alaska Airlines recalibrates Boeing 737-MAX 9 order

Alaska Airlines announced plans this week to change its mainline fleet by adjusting our current 737 MAX 9 aircraft order with Boeing to include the bigger 737 MAX 10 and longer-range 737 MAX 8 jets. According to the airline, these additional 737 models will enhance Alaska's ability to meet specific market requirements with optimal aircraft size and capability.

"We're excited to add these new 737 models to our fleet and continue our upgauging strategy, which maximizes our revenue opportunity with more seats while reducing unit costs," said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances at Alaska Airlines. "This announcement is a further step in our drive toward a single fleet featuring Boeing aircraft and CFM engines – we are very appreciative of their partnerships."

The airline expects to take delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 aeroplanes in the second half of 2023 and the first 737 MAX 10s in early 2024. 

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