Air Europa of Spain converted purchase rights for 16 737-800s into firm orders in a deal worth approximately $1 billion at list prices. Deliveries are scheduled between 2010 and 2014. The carrier will use the new aircraft on domestic routes, including to the Balearic and Canary islands, as well as on European and North African routes. Air Europa currently has 30 737NGs in its fleet and 34 on order. The 16 new aircraft will replace older NGs, according to the airline, which wants to "remain ...

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