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Alaska Airlines to exercise options for 5 Next Generation 737-900ERs from Boeing

Seattle USA-based carrier Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) and US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) said that the carrier is exercising options to purchase five Boeing 737-900ER (extended range) aircraft.

The five new aircraft are worth USD 481m at Boeing´s current list price.

Two of the aircraft will arrive in 2015 followed by two more in 2016 and one in 2017, Boeing said.

This latest order supplements the 31 aircraft on firm order for delivery by the end of 2017. Alaska Airlines expects to have 134 Boeing 737s in its fleet by the end of 2014.

Alaska Airlines, together with its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through a network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

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