Okay Airways announces order for Boeing 737 (Farnborough 2014) aircraft
Within the event Farnborough International Airshow 2014, Okay Airways placed an order for 10 Boeing aircraft (6 units Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 4 units Boeing 737-800 Next Generation), worth 980 million dollars calculated at the list price.
Okay Airways, China's first privately owned airline, also announced that it will convert 5 737-800 aircraft from a previous order into 737-900ER (Extended Range).
Okay Airways is based in Beijing and based at Tianjin Binhai International Airport. Its fleet includes the 12 Boeing 737-800 and a Boeing 737-300 Freighter, which serves 40 for domestic destinations.
For continued development, Okay Airways strengthens its partnership with Boeing and opts for the most modern single-aisle aircraft. 737 MAX 8 will come equipped with one of the most efficient engines on the market, the model CFM International LEAP-1B. Compared to A320neo, 737 MAX 8 is longer by 2.2 meters and promises an operating cost of 8% lower. The 737 MAX project has exceeded the 2000 threshold of units ordered by 42 from customers, being considered the most successful launch in Boeing's history.
Neither 737-800 Next Generation is to be neglected, and 737-900ER comes to complement the 737 NG family. They are already on the market, and operators can enjoy more reliable and roomy aircraft with up to 31 seats.