Alaska Airlines orders 10 jets from Boeing for $990 million

Associated Press

Alaska Airlines said Monday that it has ordered 10 planes from Boeing for $990 million.

The airline said the new planes, the 737-900ERs, will replace its 737-400s and help it save money. The new planes hold 25 percent more passengers and use the same amount of fuel.

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Including the new order, Alaska Airlines has 74 jets on order from Chicago-based The Boeing Co.

Alaska Airlines is a subsidiary of Seattle-based Alaska Air Group Inc., which also owns Horizon Air.