Lion Air said the first of seven Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft it plans to buy at a price of $3.9 billion this year will arrive in April.
The airline’s commercial director Achmad Hasan said the seven aircraft will be part of 60 Boeing 737-900 ER planes it has ordered from the US aircraft maker until 2012.
Next year, eight more units will be delivered, to be followed with 12 units each in 2009 and 2010 and the remaining 21 units in 2011 and 2012, Hasan said, according to Antara.
Lion Air will have 76 aircraft in 2012 after returning some of its leased units, he said. The airline aims to chalk up 10.2 million air passengers this year, up 10% from last year.