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Boeing Statement On WestJet's Intent To Purchase 65 737 MAX Airplanes

SEATTLE, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) is delighted that WestJet has entered into a letter of intent to purchase 65 737 MAX airplanes, consisting of 40 737 MAX 8s and 25 737 MAX 7s. This pending order, valued at $6.3 billion at current list prices, is a key component of the Calgary-based carrier's strategy to optimize and modernize its fleet.

"Since the very beginning, the Boeing 737 helped play a role in WestJet's growth and success," said Brad McMullen, vice president of North America Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We are pleased to see the 737 MAX will continue the tradition of supporting WestJet's vision to be one of the most successful international airlines in world. The 737 MAX's efficiency, reliability and passenger amenities will be a successful combination with WestJet famous customer service."

Boeing looks forward to working with WestJet to finalize the order. When finalized, the agreement will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website as a firm order.

Contact: Tim Bader North America/Leasing CommunicationsBoeing Commercial Airplanes+1 206-859-3633 tim.s.bader@boeing.com

SOURCE Boeing

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