SkyEurope Airlines announce the increase of total orders for Next Generation 737 jetliners to 26 by converting five purchase rights for 737-700s into orders. The order is valued at $295 million at list prices.
SkyEurope Airlines currently has 26 new Boeing 737-700 Next Generation on order through lease and direct purchase agreements, with 10 brand new aircraft already operating in the airline’s all-Boeing fleet today. „We pioneered the low-cost model in the CEE region and selected an aircraft type with a strong track-record among LCCs”, said Christian Mandl, CEO of SkyEurope. „Now, with the Boeing Next-Generation 737-700s, we operate the youngest fleet in this region which is more fuel-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly.” The Central and Eastern European region will require approximately 500 new airplanes over the next 20 years. The single-aisle airplanes will make up over three quarters of that demand.
„The low-cost operating model requires dependable and economical airplanes and the Next-Generation 737 airplane is the industry leader in technical reliability in both areas”, said Marlin Dailey, vice president of Sales, Europe & Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. „With the flexible and reliable 737-700, SkyEurope is well-placed to accommodate the growth projections for Central and Eastern Europe.” (boarding.no)