Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest private airline, has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing 737-900ER.
The aircraft features a special Lion Air livery, which includes a “50th” emblazoned on its tailfin, to commemorate the 50th Boeing 737-900ER delivery to the airline.
“This is a major milestone for Lion Air and Boeing,” says Rusdi Kirana, president director of Lion Air. “We’ve operated the 737-900ER since 2007 and that airplane has allowed us to grow because of the low operating cost and comfort for our passengers.”
“The success of Lion Air is truly amazing,” says Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “I want to congratulate them on this special delivery and look forward to our continued partnership.”
Lion Air’s newest aircraft is equipped with the new Boeing Sky Interior. Boeing says passengers will experience a greater sense of spaciousness in the cabin in an environment enhanced by light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.
The new interior also comes with decorative sculpted sidewalls, as well as newly improved and expanded pivot stowage bins.
“Lion Air is a leading airline in Southeast Asia and changed air travel in Indonesia,” says John Wojick, vice president of Asia Pacific sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We thank Lion Air for their confidence in the 737-900ER.”
The carrier was the launch customer for the 737-900ER and is the largest customer and operator of the model. It has ordered a total of 170 737-900ERs.
Lion Air Group operates an extensive route network in Indonesia, with 488 daily flights serving 71 destinations.