China Southwest's First Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 Takes-Off

China Southwest's first Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 takes flight from Boeing Field in Seattle, Wash. China Southwest - one of the largest carriers in the People's Republic of China - configured its initial 737-800 to carry 168 passengers. The airline plans to use their Next-Generation 737-800 fleet for routes connecting Chongqing to other Chinese cities including Shenzhen, Haikou, Kunming, and Urumuqi.

To date, 61 customers worldwide have placed orders for 1,216 Next-Generation 737s. Since its launch in 1993, the Boeing Next-Generation 737 models have become the fastest-selling airplanes in the world.