Re: Southwest Airlines 737-700

Date:         03 Feb 98 19:52:54 
From:         Prashanth Kuchibhotla <me@yoyoma.edu>
Organization: ASIC, Texas Instruments
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skiea3b@earthlink.net wrote:

> Southwest started revenue service on 1/18/98 with their first 737-700
> (N700GS). Does anyone know the routing or how the aircraft is
> performing?

SW seems to be happy enough with the new aircraft's performance. They
ordered 12 more and exercised
options on 47 more in the next 7 yrs. In addition, they've options on 42
more 737-700s. As the launch customer, they got a very good price deal.
Plus, Boeing paid them a "very substantial" late delivery fees on the new
737s, in the millions.

According to management, they've plenty of additional markets to grow in,
and are right now being restricted by lack of aircraft.

Prashanth
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