Indian airline orders 20 more 737s

Boeing, Jet Airways Complete have finalized a contract for 20 more Next-Generation 737-800s, all with Blended Winglets for fuel efficiency.

Boeing (Seattle, Wash.) says Mumbai-based Jet Airways, India’s largest private airline, has finalized an order for 20 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order is valued at nearly $1.5 billion at current list prices. Naresh Goyal, chairman of Jet Airways, reiterated the economic value of planes to his airline.

All 20 737-800s will be equipped with Blended Winglets, which improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4 percent. Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 50 Classic and Next-Generation Boeing 737-400/-700/-800/-900 airplanes.

Jet Airways has a young fleet, with an average aircraft age of just under five years. The airline operates more than 340 daily flights to 53 destinations throughout India and internationally, including the United States, Canada, Belgium, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Katmandu.

The 737-800 is the most popular member of the Next-Generation 737 family, with more than 2,400 airplanes ordered. As of Sept. 30, Boeing had received orders for more than 4,100 Next-Generation 737s, and has unfilled orders for nearly 1,800 airplanes worth more than $125 billion at current list prices. Information: www.boeing.com