SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today confirmed an order for three Next-Generation 737s by Turkmenistan's national flag carrier Turkmenistan Airlines. The order for three 737-700s is worth approximately $192 million at list prices.
Turkmenistan Airlines' all-Boeing fleet includes 717s, Classic and Next-Generation 737s, 757s and one 767.
"This order is another step in our longstanding and rewarding partnership with Turkmenistan Airlines and the state of Turkmenistan," said Marty Bentrott, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for the Middle East, Central and South Asia. "I'm confident that Turkmenistan Airlines will benefit from the operational value the Next-Generation 737 brings to airlines through its market-leading reliability and unmatched fuel efficiency."
The Next-Generation 737 family is the most technologically advanced airplane family in the single-aisle market. The Next-Generation 737's market success is confirmed by air finance investors, who consistently rank it as the most preferred airplane due to its wide market base, fuel efficiency and lowest operating costs in its class.
Since the 737 program's inception, more than 250 customers have taken delivery of more than 6,000 airplanes, making it the most successful commercial airplane program in history. The Next-Generation 737, which entered service in 1998, currently has over 5000 orders from more than 100 customers.
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