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Boeing Squeezes Seats Into 737 to Boost Low-Cost Carrier Appeal

Boeing Co. is working on a high-capacity modification of its 737 narrow-body model aimed at discount airlines seeking to pack in as many travelers as possible on short-haul flights.

The aircraft will seat as many as 200 in a single cabin and is based on the re-engined 737 Max 8 set to debut in 2017, Ray Conner, chief executive officer of Boeing’s commercial airplane unit, said yesterday ahead of the Farnborough Air Show.