From Government of Indonesia

Lion Air to Get New Boeing Aircraft

Private airline Lion Air said it will receive a delivery of a Boeing 737-900ER aircraft by the end of this month.

It will be the first of 60 units of Boeing 737-900ERs the low-cost carrier had ordered from the aircraft maker at a price of $60 million each.

Delivery of the entire 60 units is expected to be completed in five years, Lion Air communications manager Hasyim Alhabsi told the Investor Daily.

The 60 units will add to the airline's fleet of 29 aircraft, Alhabsi said, adding that the old aircraft will be handed over to its subsidiary Wings Air.

Meanwhile, Asia's top budget carrier AirAsia is planning four return flights a week to Aceh from June, the airline's chief Tony Fernandes said recently.

The flights from Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur to the province's capital Banda Aceh will be AirAsia's 10th destination in Indonesia.
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