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

Oct. 1, 2013
+$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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