Alaska Airlines will buy six more Boeing 737-900ERs, in an order valued at $594 million at current list prices. Four aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017. The new aircraft bring Alaska’s total of locally manufactured jets on order to 79. Alaska is transitioning to the 737 Next Generation models. Over the next few years, Alaska said its remaining 737-400s will be replaced with 737-900ERs, which transport 25% more passengers on the same amount of fuel.

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