New Hong Kong based airline Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) has placed an order with Boeing for 15 737-9 jets.
Executives from Boeing and GBA attended an agreement-signing ceremony in Hong Kong on Friday, March 3, 2023, from which the deal was announced.
The agreement also laid out a commitment from GBA to purchase a further five Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
“The 737-9 will allow GBA to open up new routes from Hong Kong with unmatched economics,” said Wong Cho Bau, chairman of GBA. “The new order will bring fantastic growth possibilities to GBA and enable us to strive for excellence in an innovative way for our valued customers.”
GBA is currently an all-Boeing carrier with a fleet of three 737-800 jets flying to Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul.
GBA, which launched in 2022, also plans to bring in several additional 737-800s to meet its expansion needs before the arrival of the 737-9.
“GBA’s commitment for 737-9s is a major endorsement of our 737 MAX family and its ability to serve new markets,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 737-9 will provide GBA with unmatched efficiency and reliability and lower operating costs, while continuing to provide a premium on-board experience for its passengers.”