Lion Group Takes Delivery of its 100th Aircraft

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[HD video below]  Indonesias Lion Group has taken delivery of its 100th Next-Generation 737.

This is an amazing moment for the Lion Group, said Lion Group president director Rusdi Kirana. Weve grown from one aircraft and today were taking our 100th Next-Generation 737. Its an aircraft type that has allowed us to grow and be successful because of the low operating cost and passenger comfort.

Lion Groups 100th aircraft, a 737-900ER, features a special livery commemorating the delivery.

I want to congratulate Lion Air on this special milestone, said Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Few airlines reach its centennial delivery so fast and were proud to help support your growth into one of the worlds largest low-cost carriers. Thank you for your faith in the 737.

Lion Air - which was established in 1999 - was also the launch customer for the 737-900ER program. Lion Air mainline operates 67 737-900ERs and 19 737-800s. The groups 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.

All of Lion Groups new 737NGs feature the Boeing Sky Interior, the 787 Dreamliner inspired cabin.

Lion Group operates an extensive route network in Indonesia and also serves international destinations. In terms of domestic, Lion mainline and subsidiary Wings Air serve 76 destinations in Indonesia, giving the group the largest domestic network in the country. Lion Air mainline has 580 flights a day and Wings Air has 180 flights per day.

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