Sriwijaya Air took delivery on August 20 of two new Boeing 737-900ERs, the first brand-new aircraft it has inducted into its fleet.
Jakarta-based Sriwijaya Air is Indonesia’s third-largest carrier.
“Today is a very important day for Sriwijaya Air, with the delivery of our first all-new airplanes,” Chandra Lie, president of Sriwijaya Air said on August 20. “These new 737-900ERs allow us to remain a leader in the market with superior economics and the ability to provide our customers with a world-class cabin experience.”
Sriwijaya Air operates an all-Boeing 737 fleet of more than 40 aircraft of six 737 versions in all, operating routes to various Indonesian destinations and a select few international cities.
The airline also has ordered 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s directly from Boeing.
Sriwijaya Air’s new 737-900ERs feature Boeing’s Sky Interior with sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, larger pivoting overhead stowage bins, and LED lighting.
The Boeing 737-900ER is the newest and probably the final member of the Boeing 737NG family.
It has the highest capacity and lowest seat-mile cost of Boeing’s single-aisle jets, according to the manufacturer.