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Lion Air First Operator of Boeing 737 Max-8 In Indonesia

Jul 31, 2017, 15:21 PM by Lion Corporate
Jakarta, July 4, 2017 - Lion Air airline under the auspices of Lion Air Group today received the arrival of its new fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta.
The aircraft with the registration code PK-LQJ is the first Boeing 737 MAX-8 unit received by Lion Air after earlier in May 2017 Malindo Air or which will soon change its name to Batik Air Malaysia became the first airline in the world to use Boeing 737 MAX- 8.
"As the first airline in Indonesia to operate MAX-8 of course we are very proud. This new aircraft will support us to continue to develop travel routes to destinations even further, and play an important role in delivering affordable airline costs. "Said Andy M Saladin, Lion Air Group’s Public Relations Manager.
Boeing 737 MAX 8 can fly longer without refueling for 7 hours 30 minutes. Type 737 Max 8 is the first Boeing aircraft that features double winglet. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 engine is also capable of muffling 40% of the engine sound and the passengers on this plane have the opportunity to carry more luggage.
Andy added that Lion Air Group has made reservations Boeing 737 MAX 8 as many as 218 units are planned to be delivered 8 units in this year. 3 units for Malindo Air in Malaysia and 5 units to support Lion Air operations in Indonesia.
"After becoming the first user of Boeing 737 MAX-8 in the world operated by Malindo Air, Lion Air Group is also the launch customer of Boeing 737 MAX-9. On June 20, 2017, Lion Air Group returned to be the launch customer from Boeing 737 MAX-10 after ordering 50 Boeing 737 MAX-10 aircraft at Paris Air Show "he concluded.
Lion Air currently operates 113 aircraft consisting of Boeing 737-800 / 900 ER / MAX-8 and also Airbus A320-300. Every day Lion Air flies with a flight frequency of 630 flights per day to 44 destinations both domestically and internationally.
In March 2017 Lion Air was registered in IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) and also earlier in June 2016 Lion Air has managed to removed from the EU Ban List.