Thursday, 13 September 2007

Nigeria's Arik Air orders more Boeing jets

SEATTLE: Arik Air, Nigeria's newest commercial carrier, has ordered 10 single-aisle 737s, four midsize 787s and one extended-range 777 jetliner, Boeing Co. said Wednesday.
The order was worth $1.8 billion (€1.3 billion) at list prices, the aircraft maker said, though airlines typically negotiate steep discounts.

The 777-300ER was previously booked as an order from an unidentified customer on Boeing's orders and deliveries Web site. Arik's 10 737-800s and four 787-9s will be added to the online order tally in the next regularly scheduled update Thursday, Boeing said.

In April, Arik took delivery of two 737-700s and announced it had ordered seven Boeing jets: three 787s and four 777s worth roughly $1.5 billion (€1.08 billion) at list prices.
Boeing billed that order as the beginning of the largest and most aggressive fleet modernization in Nigeria's aviation history.

Arik Air, which is privately owned, serves about 11 domestic routes with a fleet of 16 airplanes.

Sourced from The Associated Press, Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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