Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Atlant-Soyuz announced today at the 2007 Moscow Air Show that the Moscow-based carrier is the customer for four Next Generation 737-700s. The order, worth $249 million at 2007 list prices, was listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries Web site in 2006 and is accounted for in 2006 order totals.
Atlant-Soyuz is one of the largest charter carriers in Russia. Currently the airline offers scheduled domestic and international charter flights from its base airport, Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport. Atlant-Soyuz is an official carrier for the Government of Moscow.
"The key factors in our purchase decision were the 737-700's superior range -- enhanced further for Atlant-Soyuz with efficiency-enhancing Blended Winglets -- and its industry-leading dispatch reliability," said Valery Menitsky, chairman of the board of directors of Atlant-Soyuz. Atlant-Soyuz recently added two leased 737 Classic airplanes to its fleet.
"Boeing's Next-Generation 737 is the most capable aircraft available to enable Atlant-Soyuz to grow its business in today's competitive market environment," said Craig Jones, vice president of International Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 737-700 will help Atlant-Soyuz serve its customers with the highest degree of efficiency, reliability and passenger satisfaction."
The Next-Generation 737 family is the most technologically advanced airplane family in the single-aisle market. Air finance investors continue to confirm the Next-Generation 737's market success by consistently ranking it as the most preferred airplane due to its wide market base, superior performance efficiency and lowest operating costs in its class.
More than 100 customers have ordered more than 4,000 Next-Generation 737s. Boeing has unfulfilled Next-Generation 737 orders in excess of 1,650 airplanes worth more than $118 billion at current list prices.