Alaska Airlines has agreed to purchase a total of sixty-eight Boeing 737-9 MAX for delivery by the end of 2024. The agreement also includes options for fifty-two other aircraft. She wants to buy planes instead of leasing them.
Alaska plans to use the new planes to replace older ones. She expects to save money because buying planes is cheaper than leasing them.
Alaska says that the new planes are safer than the old ones and thinks that the new planes are more efficient than the old ones. This airline thinks that the planes are less likely to crash than the old ones. She has ordered another batch of 737-9 planes. These planes will replace older models in the airline’s fleet.
Five additional aircraft are planned to start flying by next summer. The airline is confident in the safety and certification process of the 737 MAX.
Alaska is planning to add new routes to places like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Denver.
The airline will also add new nonstop service to cities like London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Zurich, Brussels, Dublin, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Sendai, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Cairns, Gold Coast, and many other destinations around the world.
The american airline will continue to expand its fleet with the addition of Airbus A321neo family aircraft.Alaska Airlines is an American airline headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States.