Friday, December 12, 2008

Lion Air will added 5 Boeing 737-900ER

Lion Air parking at Sentani Airport of Jayapur...

The airline company Lion Air remains optimistic despite the current global crisis. They will  bringing 5 Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft until the end of December 2008 from total  178 aircraft that have been ordered. So that total Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft will be operated by Lion Air until the end of this year is 17 aircraft.

Until the end of this year (2008) Lion Air and Wings Air will operate 49 aircrafts, consisting of Boeing 737-900ER, Boeing 737-400, Boeing 737-300, MD-90, MD-82, and DASH-8. All the aircrafts are operated to serve both domestic and regional flight.

The accelerating to order of 5 Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft is to anticipate the high demand during the holiday season especially Christmas and New Year 2008. All the airplanes will be operated to serve domestic flight, such as Banda Aceh, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Makassar, Manado, Denpasar, and other cities.

The incoming aircraft has advantages compared with the previous aircraft, which are equipped with inflight entertaiment, such as, a TV monitor. "This facility is as additional services and to provide entertainment or spectacle to passenger, especially with a long flight hours," said Director of General Lion Air Edward Sirait.