Boeing Books 27 Aircraft Order From Jet2

September 3, 2015

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Boeing has booked an order for 27 737-800s, worth about USD$2.6 billion at list prices, from UK airline Jet2.com.

The planes, due to be delivered over the next two years, will boost the leisure airline's all-Boeing fleet to nearly 87 aircraft. It has just under 60 currently.

The airline flies to 55 destinations from seven UK airports.

The order lifts Boeing's order backlog of current generation 737s to 1,400 aircraft. It has an additional 2,869 orders for the 737 MAX, due to enter service in 2017.

Boeing said it had also firmed up orders for 30 737 MAX aircraft from Ruili Airlines, a Chinese startup. The provisional order, valued at about USD$3.2 billion at list prices, was announced at the Paris Airshow in June.

(Reuters)