Lion Air currently operates Boeing 737-900ER, Boeing 737-300,400 and Boeing MD-90 aircraft. To accommodate the high demand of air transportation, Lion Air chose the very efficient single aisle commercial airplane that Boeing developed.
With the latest addition of the Boeing 737-900ER into Lion Air’s fleet, it will enable the airline to offer more non-stop flights with affordable fares to more destinations.
The newest member of the Next Generation B737 family, this is the most advanced single aisle commercial airplane in the world. It carries up to 213 passengers in a single-class configuration and it weighs 9,550 pounds (4,340kg). This fuel efficient aircraft reduces carbon emission of up to 4% so you leave a smaller carbon footprint every time you travel on the B737-900ER. This mighty aircraft can fly about 500 nautical miles farther, up to 3,200 nm (5,925km) with AUX tanks.
Lion Air received the first 737-900ER in April 2007 when the airplane was delivered in a special dual paint scheme that combined the Lion Air emblem on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage. The airline has received a total of eleven 737-900ERs to date. Lion Air operates an all-Boeing fleet and is the first hybrid carrier in Asia.
Lion Air will take delivery of another fifteen B737-900ER by December 2008. Seven of them are economy class configured with a total of 213 seats each and the other eight aircraft will be in dual class configuration with 10 business class and 195 economy class seats each.
The Boeing 737-900ER is the newest member of the next-generation 737 airplane family, the world’s best-selling jet airplane family. It can carry 220 passengers in a single class configuration. It is also considered as the higher capacity and longer-range aircraft. Over the next year, Boeing will deliver another 12 aircraft to Lion Air.
The Next Generation 737s fly higher, faster, farther, and are quieter than competing models.
The 737-900ER incorporates a new pair of exit doors and a flat rear-pressure bulkhead that allow a maximum capacity of 220 passengers in a single-class layout. Aerodynamic and structural design changes - including strengthened wings, a two-position tail-skid, enhancements to the leading and trailing edge flap systems, optional blended winglets, and auxiliary fuel tanks that will allow the 737-900ER to accommodate higher takeoff weights and increase its range to 3,200 nautical miles (5,900 km).
The 737-900ER has substantial economic advantages over competing models, including 6% lower operating costs per trip and 4% lower operating costs per seat than its competitor - which is more than 9,550 pounds (4,340 kg) heavier than its competitor. The 737-900ER joins the 737-600, 700, 700ER and 800 airplanes and will share the same industry-leading reliability of the other Next-Generation 737 series models.
The Boeing 737-400 is a higher capacity version of the popular 737-300 model. It can carry 158 passengers on a single flight and Lion Air has ten 737-400 in the fleet which seats 8 business class and 150 economy passengers.
The Boeing 737-300 is a short to medium range, single aisle, and narrow body jet airliner. The aircraft seats 149 passengers and there are two 737-300 aircrafts in the Lion Air fleet. These two aircrafts are all economy class configured basis.
McDonnell Douglas MD-90
The McDonnell Douglas MD-90 is an advanced mid-size, medium-range airliner that is one of the quietest large commercial jetliners in the skies. It can carry up to 161 passengers and its interior arrangement offers wider seats for higher comfort level. Lion Air has sixteen MD-90 in its family of aircrafts. Each of them seats a total of 8 business class and 153 economy class passengers.