Growing carrier placed the largest incremental order of Boeing's newest 737 jet

Boeing and the Lion Air Group today announced the airline purchased 50 of Boeing’s new 737 MAX 10 airplane which will be the most fuel-efficient and profitable single-aisle jet in the aviation industry. This rendering shows the airplane in the carrier

Boeing and the Lion Air Group today announced the airline purchased 50 of Boeing’s new 737 MAX 10 airplane which will be the most fuel-efficient and profitable single-aisle jet in the aviation industry. This rendering shows the airplane in the carrier

The low-priced carrier, which started less than 20 years ago with just one plane, stunned the sector in 2013 when it announced two of the world's largest aircraft orders in a monster US$46 billion deal.

Indonesia's Lion Air Group announced on Tuesday a firm order to buy 50 Boeing Co 737 MAX 10 narrowbody jets worth $6.24 billion and said it plans to place a provisional order for Boeing 787 widebody jets in the next few weeks.

His comments came after the privately owned company earlier in the day confirmed the purchase of the 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jets by announcing a firm order.

"This airplane delivers a new level of fuel efficiency and operating economics and fits with our fleet of modern airplanes", said Lion Air President Director Edward Sirait.

The aircraft is the largest variant in the 737 MAX family and can seat a maximum of 230 passengers in an all-economy configuration. "We are proud to continue our tradition of innovation at Lion Air as we again lead the way with new airplane technology".

Prior to Lion Air confirming the order, it was listed on the Boeing website as an unidentified customer.

"We are honored that Lion Air Group, one of the most innovative and fast-growing carriers, has once again placed its trust in the 737 family", said Boeing Commercial Airplanes' Asia Pacific and India sales senior vice president Dinesh Keskar.

Lion Air Group, also the second largest airline of Indonesia, was the first in the world to put the 737 MAX 8 into service and the first to order the 737 MAX 9. "With the 737 MAX 10, Lion Air will have a range of efficient and reliable options to optimize their network to serve their customers and grow profitably". Mr Kirana did not say what routes the 787s would be used on.

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