Industry SCAT Airlines announces order for six Boeing 737 MAX

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Boeing and Kazakhstan-based SCAT Airlines announced an order for six 737 MAX 8s on the final day of the 2017 Dubai Airshow.

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The agreement, valued at $674 million at current list prices, also includes purchase rights for five additional 737 MAX 8s.

“The 737 MAX 8 fits our network strategy as we expand to include destinations in Europe, Russia and the Far East,” said Vladimir Denssov, President, SCAT Airlines. “The reliability and low operating costs of the airplane as well as the passenger experience were the main factors in selecting the 737 MAX.”

SCAT Airlines currently operates older Boeing 737-300, B737-500 Classic and one Boeing 737-700 Next Generation aircraft. In 2015 the carrier signed a Letter of Intent to buy up to 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100.

SCAT Airlines Fleet:

1 Boeing 767-300

4 Boeing 757-200

1 Boeing 737-700

3 Boeing 737-300

3 Boeing 737-500

6 Bombardier CRJ-200

“We value our partnership with SCAT Airlines and their ongoing confidence in Boeing products,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales, Middle East, Turkey, Russia Central Asia and Africa, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We look forward to supporting their expansion plans and continuing to play an integral role in their long-term success.”

SCAT Airlines with its head office at Shymkent Airport offers services to all major cities in Kazakhstan and to neighboring countries. The carrier is the second largest carrier of Kazakhstan and was founded in 1997.

Source © Boeing.com

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