Boeing and Sriwijaya Air today announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes during a signing ceremony at the Paris Air Show.
The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Orders and Deliveries website, marks the first all-new airplane purchase for the Indonesian airline and included a letter of intent to exercise options for up to 20 additional 737 airplanes.
„Today is a historic moment for Sriwijaya Air as we purchase our first new airplanes,“ said Chandra Lie, president of Sriwijaya Air. „Since our beginning, the 737 has been the backbone of our fleet and with its reliability, efficiency and lower maintenance and operating costs, there was no better choice for us than the 737 as we continue to grow.“
Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air is the country’s third largest carrier. The airline operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737 airplanes and offers flights to various Indonesian destinations as well as a few international cities.