Thai Lion Air (Bangkok-Don Mueang) has secured its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and is planning to launch scheduled low-fare passenger operations on December 4 with two new 215-seat Boeing 737-900 ERs. The first routes will be from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur according to the Bangkok Post. The low-cost carrier will add Singapore, Guangzhou, Hong, Shenzhen, Delhi and Mumbai next year.
Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) has committed to order 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 additional Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at $6.9 billion at list prices. The agreement also includes options for an additional 25 737 MAX 8s.
Boeing looks forward to working with Turkish Airlines to finalize the order.
Copyright Photo: SM Fitzwilliams Collection. Turkish Airlines is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. To celebrate its 200th aircraft, the airline painted this special livery. The airline also serves more countries than any other airline in the world. Boeing 737-9F2 ER WL TC-JYI (msn 40985) lands at Dublin in the special scheme.