Boeing Receives $172M Korean Air Order

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 5:25am

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. said Monday that it received an order from Korean Air for two additional 737-900 extended range jetliners worth $171.6 million at Boeing list prices.

The airline said it is in the process of revamping its fleet with technologically advanced airplanes, and completed a cabin refurbishment project for its mid- to long-haul flights early this year.

The 737-900 extended range is the newest member of Boeing's 737 line of airplanes. It has the highest capacity and is the longest-range airplane in Boeing's single-aisle fleet. It can carry up to 180 passengers in a two-class layout, the aerospace company said.

Korean Air currently operates two 737-900 extended range aircraft as well as a combination of 737-800s and -900s in its single-aisle fleet. The airline's fleet consists of 82 Boeing jets.

In afternoon trading, Boeing shares fell 86 cents to $69.61.



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