Delta Airlines ordered 100 of Boeingrsquos NextGeneration 737900ER jets in 2011 Each one will included the new Boeing Sky Interior which introduces LED lighting and sculpted interior architecture with expanded pivot bins for more carryon luggage space

Delta Airlines ordered 100 of Boeing’s Next-Generation 737-900ER jets in 2011. Each one will included the new Boeing Sky Interior, which introduces LED lighting and sculpted interior architecture with expanded pivot bins for more carry-on luggage space.

Boeing Delivers First of 100 New Jets to Delta

+$8.5 billion order Reliability, fuel-efficiency

Boeing Commercial Airplanes delivered the first new-model 737 to Delta Air Lines, marking the start of what Delta has described as its “fleet renewal.”  The airline ordered 100 of the Next-Generation 737-900ER jets in 2011, an order that Boeing reported then as having a listed value above $8.5 billion.

"We have been looking forward to celebrating this delivery with Delta and are proud to see the Next-Generation 737-900ER join its fleet," stated John Wojick, senior vice president of Global Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) is the newest version of Boeing’s 737 series, the world's best-selling jet and one widely used by carriers for medium-range routes. In in commercial service since 2007 -- it is capable of carrying up to 180 passengers in a two-class layout. It has the highest capacity and lowest seat-mile cost of all Boeing single-aisle jets, and it will allow Delta to match capacity to market demand with economic efficiency, the OEM stated.

"The 737-900ER is the perfect airplane to replace the older, less efficient airplanes in our single-aisle fleet," said Delta president Ed Bastian said in 2011. "Reliability and fuel efficiency are direct contributors to our financial performance. The 737-900ER will provide us a reliable airplane with the lowest fuel burn in our domestic fleet."

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