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Swiss commits to buy 6 Boeing 777s

CHICAGO (AP) -- Boeing Co. said Thursday that it received a commitment from Swiss International Air Lines to buy six of its 777-300ERs.

Boeing said it will work with Swiss to sign a firm order.

The large, long-haul planes have a list price of $1.9 billion, although discounts are common.

Swiss is part of Lufthansa Group.

Boeing shares rose 6 cents to $84.81 in midday trading.