SkyEurope Airlines of Slovakia placed an order for up to 32 new 737-700s. The agreement reached with Boeing and GECAS includes 16 firm orders to be delivered in 2006 and 2007, with options on another 16 aircraft for delivery in 2008-09. Twelve of the 16 firm orders will be financed by GECAS. The deal is valued at $880 million and could go up to $1.7 billion if all options are exercised. SkyEurope CEO and co-founder Christian Mandl said the 737-700 was selected because of its lower fuel ...

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