Peter Legro (left), chief executive of Dutch charter and scheduled airline Transavia, has confirmed an order for eight Boeing 737-800s, with an option on a further 12, in a signing ceremony at the airline's headquarters at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Boeing president Ron Woodard is seen countersigning the order, which is estimated to be worth $288 million. Deliveries are expected to begin in 1998, with the options available until 2006. The purchase forms part of Transavia's fleet and route expansion plans, which include a new scheduled service to Tel Aviv, Israel. According to Woodard, the deal takes the new 737-600, -700 and -800 series firm-sale order book to 214 aircraft.

Source: Flight International