Greater Bay Airlines (GBA), a brand-new airline based in Hong Kong, has made an order with Boeing for 15 737-9 aircraft.
On March 3, 2023, the transaction was announced at a signing ceremony in Hong Kong that was attended by executives from Boeing and GBA.
The agreement also included GBA’s pledge to buy five more 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 currently operates only Boeing 737-800 aircraft and flies to Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, and Seoul.
Before the 737-9 arrives, GBA, which debuted in 2022, also intends to bring in a number of extra 737-800s to suit its growing needs.
“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.”