TEXAS - Southwest Airlines just bought themselves a new fleet of planes after making a large order from Boeing this week.
Southwest is purchasing hundred and fifty of Boeing's newest aircraft the 737 Max. The aircraft is more economical and environmentally friendly. Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said, "Southwest Airlines, of course, has a strategy underway. We're hard at work in implementing that and one of the main challenges that we face are high fuel costs and we are very much in need of new technology to reduce the fuel burn. We're also desiring to continue our efforts to reduce our environmental impact."
Southwest is the largest operator of Boeing 737's in the world and Valley International Airport, in Harlingen, is the only airport in the Valley to offer Southwest flights.