American airframer Boeing delivered the it’s first 737 MAX 9 to Lion Air Group. The airplane will go into service with Thai Lion Air. Lion air group was also the first operator to put the MAX 8. The group also has another 200 737 MAXs on order and is one of the largest operators of the 737 family.
Capt. Darsito Hendro Seputro, CEO and Chairman of Thai Lion Air
“The 737 MAX 9 is a perfect fit for our growing business in Thailand, The 737 has been the backbone of our business since we began and we will use the added capacity the airplane provides to expand our network and start additional routes to Bangladesh, China and India.”
Kevin McAllister, President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
“The Lion Air Group is the perfect example of how the 737 MAX family provides a common fleet solution across the single-aisle spectrum, Not only will Lion Air Group benefit from the MAX’s range and capacity, they will enjoy the best economics and reliability in the industry.”