Southwest Airlines said today that it had exercised an option for 25 Boeing Co. 737 aircraft when reporting its earnings.
Boeing previously had the order on its order tally attributed to an unidentified customer.
Boeing will begin delivering the new 737-700s in 2011 through 2016. The order doesn’t mean a net increase for Southwest’s fleet, as the airline is swapping out some of its older 737s for new ones.
Boeing has 279 net orders through July 27.