Boeing Statement on Air Berlin 737 Announcement
Seattle (BOEING) - The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is delighted that German airline Air Berlin intends to purchase 60 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s and is also identifying an order placed earlier this year for 15 737-700s. The combined value of the 75 airplanes is $5.1 billion at list prices. Air Berlin and Boeing are in the process of finalizing the order for the 60 airplanes. The 15 737-700s were purchased by German airline dba and previously accounted for on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries Web site, but were not identified. Since then, dba has been acquired by Air Berlin.
Air Berlin also has 10 unfilled 737-700s from a dba order announced in 2005. Consequently, Air Berlin expects to take delivery of a total of 85 737s, starting in November 2007. All 85 737s will be equipped with Blended Winglets, which significantly improve fuel efficiency.