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Delta Air Lines to Buy Up to 130 Boeing 737 MAX- 10 Jets

Our Bureau - : Jul 19, 2022 - : 7:51 am

Delta Air Lines is buying 100 Boeing 737 Max 10 planes, with the deal having options for 30 more. Deliveries are slated to begin in 2025. The order is worth $13.5 billion at list prices.

“The Boeing 737-10 will be an important addition to Delta’s fleet as we shape a more sustainable future for air travel, with an elevated customer experience, improved fuel efficiency and best-in-class performance,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer. “These new aircraft provide superior operating economics and network flexibility, and the agreement reflects our prudent approach to deploying our capital.”

A signing ceremony was held on Monday at the ongoing airshow, The 737-10 reducing fuel use and emissions by 20-30 per cent compared to the airplanes it replaces. The jet can cover 99% of single-aisle routes around the world, seating up to 230 passengers with a maximum range of 3,300 nautical miles.

“We are proud that Delta Air Lines, is renewing its single-aisle fleet with the 737 MAX, the industry’s most fuel-efficient family of airplanes,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Built in our factory in Washington state with support from key suppliers across the US, the 737-10 will provide Delta Air Lines with the best economics to carry more passengers across its short and medium-haul routes.”

As part of today’s announcement, Delta Air Lines has also contracted with Boeing Global Services for a full interior reconfiguration of 29 Next Generation 737-900ERs in its fleet. This will support having these airplanes ready to enter Delta Air Lines 2025 summer schedule with fully refreshed interiors.

In more good news for Boeing, Ana Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways, formalized an order for 20 737-8 airplanes, with 10 options in addition to the airline’s selection of the new 777-8 Freighter. ANA is the first 737 MAX customer in Japan and first carrier in Asia to choose the 777-8 Freighter. ANA, which was the global launch operator of the 787 Dreamliner and is the launch customer for the 777X family, has converted two orders for the 777-9 passenger jet to the 777-8 Freighter.

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