Boeing and MIAT Mongolian Airlines have announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft and one 767-300ER plane. The order, valued at US$245 million at list prices, marks the first time in more than two decades that MIAT will purchase Boeing aircraft instead of leasing them.
The agreement was signed by Kim Pastega, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Vice President & General Manager of the 767 Program, and Orkhon Tseyen-Oidov, President and CEO of MIAT Mongolian Airlines, in Washington DC, in the presence of Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia.
“We are making a tremendous step forward with this order, and the Next-Generation 737-800 and 767-300ER airplanes are the ideal airplanes for us to expand our existing fleet to offer more scheduled and charter services from Mongolia to major cities in Asia and Europe,” said Tseyen-Oidov. “The Next-Generation 737-800 has already proved to be a great success with us through its advanced technology and high operating efficiency, and we look forward to realizing the benefits of the 767-300ERs comfort, range and increased payload capabilities for our long-haul flights.”
“MIAT Mongolia Airlines’ choice of both the Next-Generation 737-800 and 767-300ER shows its confidence in the Boeing 150- to 300-seat product family, which features incredible economics and operational capability over competing jetliners,” Pastega said. “We are committed to MIAT Mongolia Airlines’ future success by delivering the best airplanes and providing superior service.”
Headquartered at Chingis Khaan International Airport in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, MIAT Mongolian Airlines is the country’s national carrier. It has been operating for more than 55 years.