said Wednesday it has notched an order for as many as 20 737-800 aircraft from SpiceJet, a private Indian airline.
SpiceJet placed a firm order for 10 of the next-generation 737s, valued at $630 million according to list prices. The airline has the option to acquire 10 more. The first delivery is set for 2006.
"The superior operating economics of the next-generation 737 are especially important in light of continued rising fuel costs," said Bhulo Kansagra, a SpiceJet board member.
The New Delhi-based airline plans to begin service in May with three leased Boeing 737-800s.
Boeing shares finished Tuesday's session up $1.00, or 1.9%, at $53.50