Dec. 22 (UPI) — Alaska Airways claimed Tuesday it will receive dozens of recently reinstated Boeing 737 Max aircraft with alternatives to obtain more.
The provider will acquire 68 of the 737 Max and placed choices for an additional 52 planes as aspect of a restructured agreement in basic principle with Boeing.
Thirteen planes will be delivered in 2021 as Alaska Airlines moves to exchange all of the Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft in its fleet, CEO Brad Tilden mentioned.
“We believe in this plane, we think in our strong partnership with Boeing, and we believe in the long term of Alaska Airlines and the outstanding alternatives forward as we climb our way out of this pandemic,” he explained in a assertion.
Alaska Airlines stated last thirty day period it had leased 13 737 Max planes in a approach to reintroduce them pursuing their reinstatement by the Federal Aviation Administration following nearly two many years on the ground.
“We have significant anticipations and self confidence that Boeing has built the needed improvements and important advancements,” the provider mentioned last thirty day period.
When it begins traveling the 737 Max next summer months, Alaska Airways will be the fourth U.S. provider to add the product to its fleet. American, Southwest and United already fly the 737 Max.
Boeing dropped much more than two dozen 737 Max orders all through the month of November.