Southwest Airlines Adds Another Six Boeing Next-Generation 737s

Southwest Airlines has ordered six more Next-Generation 737-700s, The Boeing Company confirmed today. The airplanes are scheduled to deliver in 2000 and 2001. Including this order, Southwest has ordered 366 Boeing 737s.

Each Next-Generation 737 model, the most modern available in its class, is meeting or exceeding airline expectations and living up to the billing of flying "higher, faster and farther." Southwest is seeing fuel savings of approximately seven percent in its Next-Generation 737 fleet.

The Next-Generation 737 builds on the strengths that have made the Boeing 737 the world's most successful airplane while incorporating improvements designed for the 21st century. The 737-700 incorporates all the enhancements of the Next-Generation 737 family, including a redesigned cabin and a flight deck featuring the most versatile display system offered on any commercial jetliner.

With more than 4,270 total orders and more than 3,390 deliveries, the Boeing 737 is the best-selling commercial jetliner of all time. More than 800 737s are in the air at any time, with one taking off every six seconds.

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