Anchorage-based Northern Pacific Airways agreed to purchase its first six aircraft — Boeing 757s — this week. This transaction meets part of its initial fleet requirements, and the first aircraft from this purchase will be delivered immediately. Northern Pacific Airways plans to offer service between U.S. points and Asia, via Anchorage, Alaska.
“Northern Pacific is proud to introduce these powerful aircraft as the foundation of our fleet,” said Rob McKinney, chief executive officer, Northern Pacific Airways. “The Boeing 757-200 will help us achieve operational savings and efficiencies while offering our customers a rewarding travel experience.”
The acquisition of the Boeing 757-200s is the first step in Northern Pacific’s business plan, and prior to entering service, all aircraft will undergo a full C-level maintenance check. The airline will continue to grow its fleet as it prepares for passenger flights.
Boeing 757-200 aircraft are powered by twin 36-600 Rolls-Royce RB211 underwing turbo engines, and can transport more than 200 passengers. The single-aisle aircraft is well suited for point-to-point, long-haul flights.
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