Lion Air Orders 234 A320 Jets, Turkish Airlines to Get 117
Lion Air, a low-cost carrier based in Indonesia, placed an order with Airbus for 234 A320 jets. Lion Air was previously an all-Boeing customer and the new order is the largest ever received by Airbus.
The order is comprised of 109 A320neo, 65A321neo, and 60 A320ceo aircraft and was signed by the two company’s CEOs in a ceremony at the Elysée Palace in Paris with France’s President François Mitterand in attendance.
Lion Air, founded in 2000, operates flights to over 70 destinations in Indonesia and South East Asia.
Airbus has sold more than 9,400 aircraft in the Airbus A320 family of single-aisle aircraft, with over 5,400 delivered to 380 customers worldwide.
On Friday, Turkish Airlines and Airbus announced a contract for up to 117 A320 aircraft. The deal is comprised of 25 A321ceos, 4 A320neos, 53 A321neos, and options for an additional 35 A321neo aircraft.
Turkish Airlines, the Turkish national flag carrier, operates service to 163 international and 41 domestic cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It was founded in 1933 and is a Star Alliance member.