Lion Air buys 380 Boeings
Indonesia - Indonesian airline Lion Air has finalised a firm order with Boeing for its new 737 MAXs and Next-Generation 737-900ERS.
The agreement confirms Lion Air's orders for 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERS, valued at US$22.4 billion (S$28.3 billion) at list price. This purchase by Indonesia's private carrier is largest airplane order in Boeing's history.
The contract also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes, bringing the total number of aircraft bought to 380.
"The 737 MAX is the best choice for Lion Air and the best airplane to serve our passengers. We're excited to be the first airline in Asia to fly the 737 MAX and to be the global launch customer of the 737 MAX 9," Rusdi Kirana, found and president director of Lion Air, said.
Dinesh Keskar, vice president of Asia-Pacific and India sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, added that the 737 MAX order will help connect more people in the future.
The 737 MAX has orders and commitments for more than 1,000 airplanes from 15 customers, while the Next-Generation 737 family has orders for more than 6,600 airplanes.
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