Indonesia's Sriwijaya carrier to purchase 20 Boeing aircraft

15:44, October 07, 2010      

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Indonesia's airline company PT Sriwijaya Airline will buy 20 new Boeing 737-800 next generation aircraft as part of business expansion, local media reported Thursday.

Corporate communications manager of the firm Ruth Hanna Simatupang was quoted by Kompas.com as saying that the firm would sign the order purchasing contract on Oct. 12 in the United States.

The new aircrafts would serve flight to Australia and other Asian countries.

"The Boeing B737-800 new generation will be operated to support flight at several route in overseas and domestic," said Anna.

Typically, a Boeing 737-800 sells for up to 81 million U.S. dollars.

Currently, the airline operates 27 aircraft, including 13 Boeing 727-200s, eight Boeing 737-300s and six Boeing 737-400.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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