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Alaska Airlines new 737 MAX orders and options now stands at 120 jets. The carrier announced that it is buying 23 more 737-9 planes. The new order gives the U.S. carrier the flexibility to expand as air travel recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We are extremely proud to be announcing this transformative agreement with Boeing," said Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Air Group. "We believe in this airplane, we believe in our strong partnership with Boeing, and we believe in the future of Alaska Airlines and the incredible opportunities ahead as we climb our way out of this pandemic."
"We could not ask for a better partner than Boeing and we are delighted to be standing side by side with them as we work together to get our economy back on its feet," said Tilden.
"Alaska Airlines has done a tremendous job of weathering the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, and is well positioned to return to its growth trajectory and strengthen its standing as one of the top U.S. airlines. With Alaska's industry-leading reputation for safety, sustainability and customer service, we are honored they have chosen to invest in their future with a significant purchase of additional Boeing 737 airplanes," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We are grateful for Alaska's trust and partnership. Our team is focused on delivering their first 737 MAX jets and helping ensure a safe and seamless entry into service."
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