Boeing Statement on Air Europa 737 Announcement
In response to Tuesday's announcement that Air Europa is ordering three Boeing 737s, Boeing issued the following statement:

Boeing is pleased that Air Europa has announced an agreement for the purchase of three additional Boeing 737-800 airplanes to be delivered in 2007. The airplanes are valued at US$190 million at list prices.

"Orders for the 737 remain vigorous because successful airlines like Air Europa have benefited from the airplane's unbeatable economics," said Marlin Dailey, vice president of Sales for Europe and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

This new order will bring the total of Next-Generation and Classic 737s in Air Europa's fleet to 36, including orders on backlog. Air Europa currently operates 25 Next-Generation 737-800s. Air Europa ordered its first 737-800 in October 1995 and received its first aircraft in May 1999.

The new business is expected to be included on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries Web site in May.