June 24, 2007

Lion Air order 40 Boeing aircraft

Indonesian airline Lion Air has placed a firm order for 40 additional single-aisled Boeing 737-900 ER planes worth more than 3.0 billion dollars at catalogue prices, Boeing said at the Paris Air Show on Monday.

Lion Air, a low-cost operator, has now ordered 100 of the small Boeing planes, which are normally used on shorthaul flights.

Separately, Kuwaiti airline Jazeera Airways announced it had placed a firm order for 30 single-aisled planes with Boeing's rival, Airbus.

Jazeera Airways has opted for the Airbus 320 range of aircraft, the group announced at a joint press conference with Airbus.

The A320 range of planes is priced from 56-86 million dollars (42-64 million euros) each.

Source: The Tocqueville Connection

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