Transocean Air finalises Next Gen B737-800 order

Japan Transocean Air (JTA) has finalised an order with Boeing for 12 Next- Generation B737-800 aircraft valued at US$1.1 billion at list prices.


Transocean Air finalises Next Gen B737-800 order


Japan Transocean Air (JTA) has finalised an order with Boeing for 12 Next- Generation B737-800 aircraft valued at US$1.1 billion at list prices. As part of the agreement, JTA will also have the flexibility to switch to the 737 MAX family of aircraft. The arrival of the new B737-800s in 2016 will mark the start of the airline’s fleet renewal programme.

“This order is a key part of our strategy to bring the highest levels of comfort, amenity and convenience to the people of Okinawa, by continuing to operate the most reliable and fuel-efficient aircraft available today and in the future,” said Manabu Sato, president of Japan Transocean Air and executive officer at Japan Airlines.

Based in Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost major island chain, Japan Airlines Group member JTA currently operates a fleet of B737-400 airplanes on domestic routes linking Okinawa with major Japanese cities as well as other Okinawa islands.