Boeing has supported Indonesia’s commercial aviation sector with the most innovative and fuel efficient airplanes for more than 50 years. Garuda Indonesia throughout its history has ordered more than 150 Boeing airplanes. During a time of growth and expansion in the 1960s, Garuda took delivery of Douglas DC-8 jets, followed by the introduction of the DC-9, DC-10 and 747-200 in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, Garuda operates a mixed fleet that includes Next-Generation 737-800s and 777-300ERs (Extended Range).
Lion Air began operations in June 2000 with a leased 737-200 and is today the largest domestic operator in Indonesia. The privately owned low-cost carrier was the 737-900ER launch customer and received the world’s first 737-900ER in April 2007.
At the 2012 Singapore Airshow, Boeing and Lion Air finalized a historic order for up to 230 737s, including 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs worth $22.4 billion at list price. At the time, this was the largest commercial airplane order in Boeing history by both dollar value and total number of airplanes.
Lion Air is the launch customer for the 737 MAX 9, which will enter service in 2018. Lion Air Group subsidiary Malindo Air took delivery of the first 737 MAX 8 in May 2017. At the 2017 Paris Air Show, Lion Air Group announced a commitment for 50 737 MAX 10s and became a part of the launch group for the newest version of the 737 MAX family.
Today, the Lion Air Group, through its main line Lion Air and its subsidiaries Malindo Air, Batik Air and Thai Lion, operate more than 180 Boeing airplanes, including the Next-Generation 737-800, 737-900ER and the new 737 MAX 8.
Sriwijaya Air, the third largest airline in Indonesia, operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737 Classic and Next-Generation 737 airplanes. The privately held airline took delivery of its first two all-new 737-900ERs in August 2015.
In 2014, the government of Indonesia took delivery of the country’s first-ever presidential plane, a Boeing Business Jet 2 (BBJ 2). With a range of more than 5,500 nautical miles (10,200 kilometers), the airplane enables government officials to comfortably and securely complete cross-continental trips.