The path to 100

We’re celebrating today with Seattle’s hometown airline in more ways than one. Alaska Airlines took home its 100th direct delivered Next-Generation 737 this morning. Our photographers tracked the airplane in our Renton factory and followed it through the painting process.


The airplane gets a new coat of paint before its debut. All paint hangar photos by Jim Anderson.



Then today, a special delivery flight made up of Boeing and Alaska employees took off from Boeing Field.


The 100th direct delivered Next-Generation 737 for Alaska Airlines flies away from Boeing Field. Colleen Pfeilschiefter photo.

Alaska also completed Boeing’s first firm airplane order of 2014, by adding two additional 737-900ERs to the books.

The partnership between Boeing and Alaska Airlines isn’t just good for us and the airline— it’s good for the Puget Sound community and the tens of thousands of jobs that support both companies. Congratulations to Alaska— and thanks for being a great customer.


Thanks for being all-Boeing! Colleen Pfeilschiefter photo.

Comments (4)

Norman (Long Beach, CA):

Congrats to Alaska Airlines on 100 Next Generation 737 aircraft. I hope to see Alaska go overseas from Seattle and Portland in the near future as they have expanded throughout the country. At least when they carry "Proudly all Boeing" you don't have to worry about Alaska Airlines getting A320s.

James (Honolulu):

I hate to sound like an idiot, but what does "direct delivered" mean, exactly?

Han (DC):

Alaska Airlines is a great US airline. It is awesome to see them make good use of the 737NGs.

Alan (Everett):

James (Honolulu).

I believe it means delivered to Alaska Airlines as opposed to a leasing company who then subsequently supply it to Alaska.

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