Lion Air Orders 230 Aircraft

Lion Air will be the first airline in Asia to fly the 737 MAX and is the global launch customer for the 737 MAX 9, shown here in an artist rendering. (Boeing)

Lion Air will be the first airline in Asia to fly the 737 MAX and is the global launch customer for the 737 MAX 9, shown here in an artist rendering. (Boeing)

Indonesian airline Lion Air has finalised an order with aircraft manufacturer Boeing for 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs (extended range).  The agreement was first announced in November 2011 and includes purchase rights for an additional 150 examples.
Rusdi Kirana, Lion Air founder and President Director, said:  “We’re excited to be the first airline in Asia to fly the 737 MAX and to be the global launch customer of the 737 MAX 9.”
The 230 airliners are valued at US$22.4 billion at list prices, making the deal the largest commercial aircraft order ever in Boeing’s history, by both dollar value and total number of aeroplanes.