SAS to order three more Boeing next-generation 737s

SAS to order three more Boeing next-generation 737s SAS has ordered three additional Boeing Next-Generation 737 jetliners. SAS exercised options for three Next-Generation 737-600s, but has substitution rights which would allow it to get larger 737-700s or 737- 800s instead. The three airplanes are scheduled for delivery in 2002. "These Boeing 737s provide us an economical, environmentally-friendly alternative to the older-model airplanes they will replace in our fleet," said Kurt Kuhne, Vice President, Fleet Development, SAS. The Next-Generations 737s, which are the backbone of the SAS short-haul fleet, replace McDonnell Douglas DC-9s, MD-80s and Fokker F-28s. SAS, which already has ordered 55 Next-Generation 737-600s, 737-700s and 737-800s, uses the advanced-technology airplanes on domestic Norway and Sweden routes, and on routes to destinations throughout Europe. SAS was the first customer in the world to buy the Next-Generation 737- 600. SAS helped Boeing launch the model with an order for 42 airplanes in March 1995. The Next-Generation 737s feature a new wing design that helps improve fuel efficiency, new engines that meet current and projected emissions and community noise standards, and an all-new Boeing 777-style interior. With more than 1,745 orders already on the books since program launch in 1993, the Boeing Next-Generation 737 is the fastest-selling new jetliner in history. SAS CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/07/31/20030731BIT01700/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/07/31/20030731BIT01700/wkr0002.pdf

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