Boeing nabs big Southwest order for 737 jets

Posted By on December 13, 2011

Boeing ($BA) just confirmed their largest firm order to date from Southwest ($LUV) with an order for 150 Boeing 737 Max jets (just announced). The deliveries slated to start in 2017 will secure Southwest Airlines as the largest 737 carrier.

U.S. discount carrier Southwest Airlines Co. is in talks with Boeing to order 100 to 150 of the 737 Max and might announce the deal in the coming weeks, people familiar with the matter said last week.Boeing has said it is expecting its first firm order for the new plane before the end of this year. The aerospace company on Monday revealed the first list prices for the 737 Max. Prices, on average, range from $77.7 million for the smallest planned version of the jet to $101.7 million for the largest. Customers, however, typically negotiate discounts off list prices when placing orders.

via Boeing Cites More Interest in Updated 737 – WSJ.com.

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