Lion Air Group and Boeing on March 21 celebrated the very first 737 MAX 9 to be delivered. The airplane will go into service with Thai Lion Air, where its added capacity will help the airline launch several international routes.
The Lion Air Group is the launch customer for the MAX 9. They were also the first operator to put the MAX 8 into service, and have announced a commitment for 50 MAX 10s. The Group also has an additional 200 737 MAXs on order and is one of the world’s largest operators of the 737.
The 737 MAX 9 is designed for a capacity of up to 220 passengers and a maximum range of 3,550 nautical miles. With three additional seat rows compared to the 737 MAX 8, this airplane provides operators added capacity while maximizing profitability within their network.
Top Photo: Boeing.
Below Copyright Photo: Thai Lion Air (Lion Group) Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 HS-LSH (msn 42991) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 941313.
Thai Lion Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-300. The pictured A330-343 HS-LAH (msn 1820) was handed over on November 21, 2017 at Toulouse and the airliner immediately ferried to the Bangkok (Don Mueang) base. The aircraft notably features a Batik Air tail livery.
Top Copyright Photo: Thai Lion Air Airbus A330-343 F-WWCU (HS-LAH) (msn 1820) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 939571.
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.