Continental Airlines will acquire 15 next-generation Boeing 737-900s for delivery in May 2001 and July 2002, according to Chairman and Chief Executive Gordon Bethune. He said at a Wings Club luncheon in New York last Wednesday that purchase of the planes was accelerated by favorable delivery positions and fierce competition. The buy, he said, makes Continental the largest carrier to add the type. The Houston-based airline also agreed to take 25 more 737- 900 options that could be ...

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