Brazil's GOL Signs Boeing Order

The order is worth about $1.96 billion for a group of 737-800 passenger jets.
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has received orders worth about $1.96 billion at list prices for 30 more of its 737-800 passenger jets from Brazil's

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.

The low-cost, low-fare airline said Monday that it was doubling to 60 its firm orders for the single-aisle 737-800. The plane has an average list price of $65.5 million, according to Boeing's Web site, but planemakers typically offer undisclosed discounts or other incentives.

GOL also said it was increasing its purchase options for the aircraft to 41, making for a total of 101 possible orders. The airline currently operates 35 Boeing 737s, including 10 737-800s.

A Boeing representative didn't return a phone call.

The aerospace giant has notched a string of commercial airplane orders this year and hopes to regain market leadership from rival

Airbus

, a joint venture of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. and BAE Systems.

Boeing shares gained 31 cents, or 0.5%, to $66.51.