JAKARTA - Boeing announced yesterday that is has won an order for 40 planes from Indonesian airlines Lion Air. The American aircraft manufacturer said that the airline had made an order for 737-900 ER (Extended Range) airplanes, which are worth more than 3 billion US dollar according to standard pricetags.
The 40 newly ordered planes bring the total number of 737-900 ER airplanes ordered by Lion Air to 100. As of 31 May 2007, the total number of 737-900 ER's ordered stood at 169. Lion Air is the largest low-cost airliner in Indonesia and operates an all-Boeing fleet. Boeing will deliver seven 737-900 ER's this year alone.