Start-Ups Northern Pacific Airways purchases six Boeing 757s

Start-Up carrier Northern Pacific Airways has signed a purchase deal for six used Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

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As first step toward passenger operations, Start-Up carrier Northern Pacific Airways has agreed to the purchase of the first six aircraft. The Boeing 757-200s will join the airline as soon as possible as the Alaska-based carrier intends to start with scheduled flights soon.

Before celebrating the entry into service, the aircraft will undergo a full C-level maintenance check, delivered by Certified Aviation Services LLC in San Bernardino, California. This allows the carrier to be sure, the bought aircraft are safe for passenger services.

Rob McKinney, Northern Pacific's Chief Executive Officer, commented on the arrival of the new aircraft: "Northern Pacific is proud to introduce these powerful aircraft as the foundation of our fleet […] The Boeing 757-200 will help us achieve operational savings and efficiencies while offering our customers a rewarding travel experience."

Northern Pacific Airways has designed its business model to serve flights between cities in the United States and destinations in East Asia. Main operational hub will be located at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Boeing 757-200 has been used by many airlines on transatlantic flights. Therefore, the carrier is taking no real operational risk with the purchase of the six aircraft. The 757s are powered by Rolls-Royce RB211 turbo engines.

Depending on the seat and class configuration, the aircraft can accommodate over 200 passengers on board. Per fueling, the 757 is capable of serving destinations that are up to 7250 kilometers (3915nm) away.

“The single-aisle plane is less costly to fly than its wide-bodied counterparts yet has a range greater than other aircraft of similar size […] The aircraft is well suited for point-to-point, long-haul flights, and has enough space to accommodate each passenger's carry-on,” the airline explained its choice of aircraft.

The first aircraft of the newly signed purchase deal has been immediately delivered to Northern Pacific Airways and the wholly-owned subsidiary of FLOAT Alaska LLC will soon take to the skies, once the aircraft is cleared after the maintenance check.


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