Indonesian carrier Lion Air has announced an order for 201 B737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation B737-900 ERs. The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes.
“The 737 MAX will be the future of Lion Air,” said Rusdi Kirana, Lion Air founder and president director. “The highly efficient, technologically advanced airplane will help Lion Air continue to bring low fares and allow us to open new destinations because of the longer range of the airplane.” Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest private airline, currently operates, or has on order, a total of 178 Next-Generation B737s.
With 230 airplanes at a list price of US$21.7 billion this deal, when finalised will be the largest commercial airplane order in Boeing’s history by both dollar volume and total number of aircraft. Lion Air will also acquire purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes valued at more than $14 billion if exercised at list prices.