May 30, 2014
Boeing, Japan Transocean Air finalize order for Next Generation 737s
Boeing and Japan Transocean Air (JTA) finalized an order for 12 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. The arrival of the new 737-800s in 2016 will mark the start of the airline’s fleet renewal program. The order, first announced as a commitment on March 27, is valued at $1.1bn at list prices. As part of the agreement, JTA will also have the flexibility to switch to the 737 MAX family of airplanes. Based in Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost major island chain, Japan Airlines Group member JTA currently operates a fleet of 737-400 airplanes on domestic routes linking Okinawa with major Japanese cities as well as other Okinawa islands.