2 June 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Japan Transocean Air said they have finalised an order for 12 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.
The arrival of the new 737-800s in 2016 will mark the start of the airline´s fleet renewal program.
Based in Okinawa, Japan´s southernmost major island chain, Japan Airlines Group member JTA currently operates a fleet of 737-400 airplanes on domestic routes linking Okinawa with major Japanese cities as well as other Okinawa islands.
The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family, the most technologically advanced airplanes in the single-aisle market. The Next-Generation 737´s market success has been confirmed by investors who consistently rank it as the most preferred single-aisle airplane due to its wide market base, superior performance efficiency and lowest operating costs in its class.