Sriwijaya Air (Jakarta) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) on August 20 celebrated the delivery of two new Next-Generation 737-900 ER (Extended Range) airplanes (PK-CMO and PK-CMP). This is the first all-new airplane delivery for Sriwijaya Air, Indonesia’s third largest carrier.
The airline operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737 airplanes and offers flights to various Indonesian destinations and a select few international cities.
Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-9LF ER PK-CMP (msn 41843), previously planned for UTair, is named “Keiginan”. The new jetliner is pictured on a test flight from Boeing Field in Seattle on August 15.
Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Sriwijaya Air (Jakarta) today announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-900 ER (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.
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.
According to the airline, “Our aircraft are painted in blue, red and white colors which each of the color represents:
White : Clean hearthed employees
Red : The courage and wisdom in solving problems and making decisions of the team
Blue : Passion for traveling to all corners of our beloved archipelago.”
Image Above: Boeing. All others by Sriwijaya Air.
Sriwijaya Air aircraft slide show:
Copyright Photo below: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Sriwijaya Air is already operating the smaller brother, the Boeing 737-800. Boeing 737-8K5 PK-CLT (msn 27991) taxies at Denpasar.
Sriwijaya Air‘s (Jakarta) Boeing 737-4Y0 PK-CJV (msn 24689) while operating flight SJ 188 from Jakarta to Pontianak on June 1 ran off the runway while attempting to land in a rainstorm in Pontianak. There were no injuries to the 163 passengers and crew members on board according to this report by the Herald Sun.
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Copyright Photo: John Adlard. Sister-ship PK-CKC is pictured at Surabaya.
Sriwijaya Air (Jakarta) is acquiring 12 Boeing 737-500s with Blended Winglets. GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing unit of GE, announced it will lease 12 Boeing 737-500s to help the Indonesian carrier Sriwijaya Air upgrade its fleet.
The first aircraft went into service today (May 16), with the remaining scheduled for delivery through January 2013. The 12 aircraft, with Blended Winglets for improved fuel savings, are coming off long-term lease with Continental Airlines, now merged with United Airlines.
Privately-held Sriwijaya Air started service in 2003 and today flies to nearly 50 destinations in Indonesia as well as Singapore and Penang.
Copyright Photo: John Adlard. Sriwijaya Air also operates 10 Boeing 737-400s.
Sriwijaya Air (Jakarta) is planning to expand into China and Australia with the new Boeing 737-800s it has on order. The company is planning to expand to Guangzhou and Xiamen in China as well as Darwin and Perth in Australia according to this article by Flightglobal.
Sriwijaya Air ordered 20 new Embraer ERJ 190s and 10 ERJ 195 aircraft from Embraer last year. The deal makes Sriwijaya Air the first airline in Indonesia with a firm commitment for the two types. Sriwijaya Air expects to receive the first ERJ 190 in August 2012.
Sriwijaya Air will utilize these new Embraer aircraft to serve small airports in Papua, NTT and Maluku.
The aging Boeing 737-200s will be replaced with the new aircraft.
The airline started scheduled operations on November 10, 2003 with one aircraft to serve the Pangkal Pinang-Jakarta route.
The growing airline has also ordered 20 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The first 737-800 will arrive in September 2012. This new aircraft will support existing services and also new flights to Australia, China and other medium range routes.
The company operates 30 Boeing 737 aircraft and flies to 33 domestic and regional destinations. The airline has grown to 173 flights per day, carries approximately 5 million passengers a year with 88% average load factor.
Copyright Photo: John Adlard. Please click on the photo for additional information.
Sriwijaya Air (Jakarta) has signed an agreement subject to final documentation for the acquisition of 20 Embraer ERJ 190 jets, with purchase rights for ten more aircraft.
The carrier intends to operate the E190s from its hub at Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK) and other key centers at Balikpapan, Makassar, Surabaya and Medan. The jet will give Sriwijaya Air the flexibility to operate city-pairs with distances up to 2,300 nautical miles (4,260 kilometers). The new E90s will replace older Boeing 737s. Sriwijaya Air is Embraer’s newest customer and joins ten other carriers in the Asia Pacific/China region.