16 DECEMBER 2013
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On 11 December Air Canada announced commitments, options and rights to purchase up to 109 Boeing 737 MAXs. When finalised, the firm order for 61 737 MAX 8s and MAX 9s is expected to be worth US$6.5 billion at list prices.
"We're honored that Air Canada chose Boeing to lead its fleet renewal plan," said Brad McMullen, vice president of North America Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We know the 737 MAX will provide the airline and its customers with an experience that can't be matched."
Air Canada is the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada. The airline, which was founded in 1936, provides scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 178 destinations worldwide. It is the world's ninth-largest passenger airline by number of destinations and was a founding member of Star Alliance.
The airline currently has a fleet of Airbus A330, Boeing 767, and Boeing 777 wide-body jetliners on long-haul routes and uses the Airbus A320 family aircraft, including the A319, A320, and A321 variations, and Embraer E170/E190 family aircraft on short-haul routes. www.aircanada.com
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