November 14, 2012
Air transport and transportation
company Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK
recently introduced Alaska Airlines’ first 737-900ER, which
carries more passengers, flies farther and is the most
fuel-efficient aircraft the carrier operates, according to
company officials. The airline reportedly flew its first
737-900ER between Seattle and San Diego and is scheduled to take
delivery of 38 of the aircraft through 2017.
Configured with 165 seats in the
main cabin and 16 seats in first class, Alaska's new planes will
fly transcontinental routes between the west and east coasts and
to the Hawaiian Islands, according to the company.
Company president and CEO Brad
Tilden commented, "Boeing's Sky Interior and our new
custom-designed seats represent the most significant cabin
upgrades for Alaska Airlines in more than 20 years and are part
of our goal to make flying more comfortable for our customers.
In addition to an improved cabin experience, the 737-900ER has
environmental benefits, as well. On a flight between Seattle and
Newark, New Jersey, for example, the 737-900ER burns 3 percent
fewer gallons per seat than a 737-900."
Alaska Air Group Inc. (approx market cap. US$ 2.9 bil.), through
its subsidiaries, provides scheduled air transportation for
passengers and cargo. It offers extensive north/south service
within the western United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as
passenger and cargo services to and within the state of Alaska.
It also provides and long-haul east/west service to Hawaii and
13 cities in the mid-continental and eastern United States. The
company was founded in 1932 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Alaska Air employs approximately 11,899 people.
ALK stock info:
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