Lion Air of Indonesia has placed a firm order with Airbus for 234 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 109 A320neo, 65 A321neo and 60 A320ceo. The deal sees the carrier become a new customer for Airbus.
Indonesian low-cost carrier Lion Air is to partner with Malaysia’s minority state-owned National Aerospace and Defence Industries (NADI) to establish a new carrier. The start-up, named Malindo Airways, will be 51 per cent controlled by NADI and 49 per cent by Lion Air and will operate as a hybrid airline.
Boeing and Jakarta-based Lion Air have finalised a firm order for 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs (extended range). With orders for 230 airplanes valued at $22.4 billion at list prices, this deal is the largest commercial airplane order ever in Boeing’s history by both dollar value and total number of airplanes.
Not be outdone by mega-deals from Emirates and Qatar Airways in recent days, Jakarta-based Lion Air has announced a commitment to buy 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs from Boeing. With 230 airplanes at a list price of $21.7 billion, when finalised the deal will be the largest commercial airplane order ever in Boeing’s history by both dollar volume and total number of airplanes.
Boeing and Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest private airline, are celebrating the delivery of the 50th Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) to the carrier. “This is a major milestone for Lion Air and Boeing,” said Lion Air president director Rusdi Kirana.