Fri, Jun 30, 2006
Exercises Options For Five More Frames
Boeing announced Thursday that Central European low-cost carrier
SkyEurope Airlines has converted purchase rights for five
Next-Generation 737-700s into orders, in a deal valued at $295
That means the LCC now has a total order commitment for 21
Next-Generation 737 airplanes, through lease and direct purchase
agreements, of which five have been delivered and are operating in
the airline's all-Boeing fleet.
"The introduction of the Next-Generation 737 in our fleet has
generated tremendous positive response from our passengers", said
Christian Mandl, CEO of SkyEurope Airlines. "Passengers love the
spacious cabin and leather seats, while we benefit every day from
the simplified and cost-effective operations," added Alain
Skowrenek, the airline's chairman.
The newly-ordered, Blended Winglet-equipped airplanes are to be
delivered in 2008.
SkyEurope Airlines, with its multi-hub philosophy, offers 70
routes from Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Prague and Bratislava to 37
destinations in 19 countries.
Boeing reports that as of May 31, the Next-Generation Boeing 737
family (-700, -800, and -900 variants) has received orders for more
than 3,200 units to carriers worldwide. Almost 80 percent of the
airplanes operated by the top 20 low-cost carriers are
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