Air Europa in EUR960m deal for new Boeing fleet

16th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

16 June 2005, LE BOURGES, France — Spain's Air Europa has ordered 18 Boeing 737-800 planes from the US manufacturer at a total price of EUR 960 million.

16 June 2005

LE BOURGES, France — Spain's Air Europa has ordered 18 Boeing 737-800 planes from the US manufacturer at a total price of EUR 960 million.

Officials announced the contract, which also includes 12 supplementary units of the same 737-800 model, at the Aeronautics and Space Salon at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris.

The planes will renovate Air Europa's fleet and help the company meet growing demand, Boeing said in a statement.

Each Boeing 737-800 can carry 162 passengers in the two-class model and 189 in the single-class design, Boeing spokesmen told EFE.

The catalogue price, which varies according to design and features, averages EUR 53 million per unit, they added.

The president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Alan Mulally, welcomed the contract and the push it gives Air Europa, an airline based in Palma, the capital of Majorca.

"The unbeatable savings the 737 provides will help Air Europa achieve its growth potential in destinations around the world," with comfortable services and affordable prices, said Mulally.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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