Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lion Air added four new aircraft

lion_air Lion Air to bring four new aircraft types Boeing 737-900ER that will arrive in Cengkareng on December 22, 2009. The new aircraft will register the number of aircraft operated by Lion Air for 30 units. "Until the end of December Lion Air has operated a total of 30 aircraft from the 178 units ordered," said Lion Air General Director Edward Sirait, Tuesday (15/12). New aircraft, registered PK-LGM, PK-LGO, and PK-LGP scheduled to arrive at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on December 14, 2009. Meanwhile, one other unit registered LGQ PK will arrive in Cengkareng on December 22, 2009.

Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft is an aircraft that has a range of flying farther, faster, not noisy, more environmentally friendly, and more economical. In fact, the plane was equipped with technological devices that enable a high level of accuracy as it was landing, the weather radar system that can detect a better obstacle, the application can increase the winglet stability, and fuel efficiency.

"Development is no longer the fleet to improve services. This is operated to increase the flight frequency and aircraft type to replace another," Edward Sirait said.

Later, the four new aircraft will be operated to increase the frequency per day from Jakarta to Singapore (6 times), Jakarta-Medan (14 times), Jakarta-Surabaya (11 times), and Jakarta-Depansar (7 times). In addition, the fleet will increase as the eastern route : Makassar-Luwuk, Makassar-Manokrawi, and Makassar-Sorong.

Previously, Lion Air managed to fly from Jakarta to Jeddah with a load factor reached 96% in the two months since it was first launched on November 7, 2009. For the domestic market, Lion Air to record load factor reached 80% with a frequency of 250-260 per day reached flights per day.