Doubling down on the MAX: Alaska Airlines orders 52 more 737 aircraft
From The Points Guy:
Alaska Airlines has staked its future on the Boeing 737 MAX — and on Wednesday, placed a large order for more of the jets.
In fact, the Seattle-based carrier said that the order, for 52 Boeing 737 MAX 9 and 10s, is the largest Boeing order in the company’s history. The company currently operates 35 737 MAX aircraft and expects to take delivery of 43 more between now and the end of 2023. The deal includes purchase rights for 105 additional aircraft beyond the 52 firm orders.
With the new order, Alaska could have 250 737 MAXs in its fleet by 2030, though the airline noted that it has some flexibility with this deal to “match our deliveries with economic conditions while saving our place in the production line.”