Japanese low-cost carrier Skynet Asia Airways has acquired one Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and will be receiving it in the summer of 2011.

The aircraft will be leased from aircraft leasing company AWAS, says Skynet.

"As we roll over our fleet to the next generation 737, we will be better placed to serve our customers, thanks to its greater reliability and safety features, its superior economic and environmental performance, and its passenger pleasing interior," says Skynet's president and CEO Masataka Ito.

The airline operates a fleet of nine Boeing 737-400s. Its new 737-800 will join the fleet at the start of its fleet renewal programme, says Skynet. The Japanese carrier plans to eventually replace its 737-400s with 737-800s.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news