Bavaria Places Order For Boeing Next-Generation 737-700s

Bavaria International Aircraft Leasing Co. has confirmed an order for two Next-Generation 737-700s - the fifth and sixth 737-700s to be purchased by the company.

The two new 737-700s are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2001. All six 737-700s will complement Bavaria's existing fleet of 15 737s. In April, Bavaria also became the first European customer to order Boeing's newest offering with an order for five 717-200s.

Bavaria was established in 1958 and developed from Bavaria Flug and German Air. The company entered the leasing business with its first Boeing 737 in 1979. Bavaria also became, in 1995, the first leasing company to order 737-700s.

"The 737-700 will continue to prove the high quality of the Boeing 737 family as a solid and very reliable aircraft to serve short-range and medium-range markets" said Bavaria Managing Director Robert Salzl.

Airlines from all over the world have enjoyed Bavaria's services, including carriers based in Brazil, China, England, Germany, Hungary, India, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the United States.

The Next-Generation 737 family continues to be the fastest-selling jetliner model in history. Since the program's launch, 40 customers have placed orders for 899 Next-Generation 737s.