Boeing announced today that they have delivered the 50th 737-900ER aircraft to Indonesia’s Lion Air.
Lion Air is Indonesia’s largest private airline and the ‘ER’ designation in the 737-900ER aircraft model name means “Extended Range.”
Lion Air said in a company statement, “This is a major milestone for Lion Air and Boeing,” said Lion Air President Director Rusdi Kirana. “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.”
Meanwhile, Boeing said in a company statement, “The success of Lion Air is truly amazing,” said 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.”
According to Boeing, the latest aircraft to be delivered to Lion Air is equipped with the new Boeing Sky Interior. The company says that this provides passengers with increased spaciousness in the cabin and improved lighting courtesy of LED’s. Aesthetic appeal is also improved according to Boeing with sidewalls being elaborately decorated. Lastly, Boeing points out that the stowage bins have received an overhaul as well, having been expanded.
To commemorate the delivery of the 50th 737-900ER delivered to Lion Air, it received a special paint job according to Boeing.
Boeing also said in a company statement, “Lion Air is a leading airline in Southeast Asia and changed air travel in Indonesia,” said John Wojick, vice president of Asia Pacific Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We thank Lion Air for their confidence in the 737-900ER.”
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