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Lion Group receives 100th 737NG

5-Nov-2013 10:28 AM

Lion Group and Boeing commemorated (04-Nov-2013) the delivery of the carrier’s 100th 737NG. Lion Group president director Rusdi Kirana said, “This is an amazing moment for the Lion Group...We’ve grown from one aircraft and today we’re taking our 100th Next-Generation 737. It’s an aircraft type that has allowed us to grow and be successful because of the low operating cost and passenger comfort.” Lion Group’s 100th aircraft, a 737-900ER, features a special livery commemorating the delivery. Lion Air, which was established in 1999, was the launch customer for the 737-900ER programme. Lion Air mainline operates 67 737-900ERs and 19 737-800s. The group’s other 737NGs are allocated to its full-service carrier in Indonesia, Batik Air, and to its overseas affiliates: Malindo Air in Malaysia and Thai Lion Air, a new carrier based in Bangkok. [more - original PR]