India’s Jet Airways confirms order for 75 Boeing 737 planes

cnnpointThe order was previously listed on the US manufacturer’s book as for an undisclosed client.

DUBAI (AFP) – India s Jet Airways confirmed on Monday an order for 75 Boeing 737 planes previously listed on the US manufacturer s book as for an undisclosed client.

“The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, includes conversions of 25 Next-Generation 737s to 737 MAX8s, as well as options and purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft,” Boeing said in a statement released at a joint press conference at the Dubai Airshow.

“The announcement marks the largest order in Jet Airways history and supports the airline s replacement strategy,” the statement said.

The carrier, partly owned by Etihad Airways, has a fleet of 115 aircraft.

“This order is an endorsement of our confidence in the long-term prospects of the Indian aviation sector, which reflects the positive forecast for the country s economy, and offers tremendous potential for growth and development,” said Natesh Goyal, chairman of Jet Airways.

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