All-Boeing Operator AeroSvit Renews Fleet with Next-Generation 737 Order
AeroSvit-Ukrainian Airlines is ordering up to 14 Boeing [NYSE: BA] 737-800 airplanes. The Kiev-based carrier signed an order for seven 737s valued at $523 million at list prices, and secured purchase rights for another seven. The order was recently included on the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Orders and Deliveries Web site, attributed to an unidentified customer.
AeroSvit will equip the airplanes with fuel-saving Blended Winglets. This order marks AeroSvit’s first direct purchase from Boeing since the carrier was founded in 1994. All-Boeing operator AeroSvit will gradually replace its fleet of 13 737 Classic airplanes with the Next-Generation 737s, today’s most technologically advanced single-aisle commercial jetliner.
“This order is significant for Ukrainian aviation. It demonstrates dedicated execution of our replacement strategy and is an indicator of Ukraine’s current economic development and progress as an important player in international business and tourism,” said Aron Mayberg, director general of AeroSvit. “Boeing demonstrated in-depth knowledge of our business and, with the Next-Generation 737, presented a compelling solution to our future needs. We look forward to continuing our excellent cooperation.”
AeroSvit operates three Boeing 767s on its long-haul services to destinations including Delhi, Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing, Toronto and New York.
“Travel to and from Ukraine is prospering, along with the rest of Eastern Europe. AeroSvit is showing a keen sense of business by preparing now for future growth,” said Craig Jones, vice president of Sales, Russia/CIS, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “ The Next-Generation 737’s improved capabilities and economics will allow AeroSvit to offer passengers greater comfort and affordability and more reliable on-time service.”
The 737 is the most successful commercial airplane family in history, with more than 7,000 orders. Boeing has more than 1,500 unfilled orders for the Next Generation 737 worth over $100 billion.
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