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Southwest Airlines Orders an Additional 108 Boeing 737-7 MAX Airplanes

Southwest Airlines has today placed an incremental order for 108 additional Boeing 737-7 MAX airplanes. Southwest is the launch customer for the airplane type, and the new order increases their orderbook for the 737-7 variant to over 300 airplanes.

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7 MAX Rendering - Courtesy Boeing

On Thursday (October 26, 2023), Boeing announced that Southwest Airlines has ordered a further 108 Boeing 737-7 MAX jets, expanding their orderbook for the variant to more than 300 airplanes. Southwest Airlines is the launch customer for the 737-7 MAX, and with the incremental order, the carrier’s 737 MAX Family orderbook now exceeds 500 airplanes. The Boeing 737-7 MAX has the longest range in its class and can fly up to 3,800 nautical miles with a capacity of up to 172 passengers. The airplane also offers reduced fuel burn and emissions, as well as a smaller noise footprint compared to the older jets it replaces.

In Thursday’s order announcement, Southwest Airlines’ President & Chief Executive Officer, Bob Jordan, said,

“We have a long history with Boeing, dating back more than 50 years to the day we commenced service with three Boeing 737 aircraft serving three cities. They’re part of our history and part of our future as we continue to recognize the many efficiencies and cost savings of a single fleet.”

Also commenting on the incremental 737-7 order, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ CEO, Stan Deal, added,

“With the world's largest all-Boeing, all-737 fleet, Southwest is counting on the exceptional efficiency and reliability of the 737 MAX family. The 737-7 is pivotal to Southwest's long-term fleet modernization strategy, and we are honored to have the airline's continued trust in us to deliver its future fleet.”

Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services. The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP. Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide. As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and living the company’s core values of safety, quality, and integrity.

Source: Boeing/PRNewswire


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