Boeing Delivers First Next-Generation 737-900ER to Delta Air Lines Fuel-efficient Next-Generation 737-900ER supports Delta's fleet renewal

SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Delta Air Lines celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range). The delivery is part of Delta's 100-airplane order placed in 2011 to renew its single-aisle fleet with more fuel-efficient airplanes.

"We have been looking forward to celebrating this delivery with Delta and are proud to see the Next-Generation 737-900ER join its fleet," said John Wojick, senior vice president of Global Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 737-900ER is a great fit for Delta's fleet. It provides best-in-class efficiency, economics, reliability and passenger comfort that Delta needs for its fleet renewal initiative."

The Boeing 737-900ER is the newest member of the Next-Generation 737 airplane family. It has the highest capacity and lowest seat-mile cost of Boeing's single-aisle family. The 737-900ER will fit seamlessly into Delta's existing fleet of 737-700 and 737-800 airplanes, allowing Delta to efficiently match capacity to market demand with industry leading economics.

Delta's new 737-900ER seats 180 passengers and features the new Boeing Sky Interior. This interior is the latest in a series of enhancements for both airlines and passengers. It introduces new LED lighting and curved architecture that welcomes passengers onboard and creates a greater sense of spaciousness and comfort in the cabin. The interior also features modern, sculpted sidewalls and overhead bins that disappear into the ceiling, yet carry more bags.

Tim Bader
North America/Leasing Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+1 425-717-0672

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