“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Indonesia`s Lion Air to buy more Boeing 737-900s

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia's largest private airline, Lion Air, plans to buy more Boeing 737-900 series jets, to support its regional expansion to a number of countries, including Australia, its top executive said on Tuesday.

Rusdi Kirana, Lion Air's president director, told Reuters the purchase would be in addition to 122 jets of the same type that the company had previously ordered from Boeing.

"We are planning to expand to other countries in the region. The previous order was not enough," Kirana said by telephone. He declined to disclose the number of additional jets the firm planned to buy or the value of the deal.

"I cannot give the numbers for now. The deal will be signed in February during the Singapore Airshow," he added.

Lion Air recently ordered an additional 22 Boeing Co 737-900 series planes as part of its expansion plans, lifting its total orders at the U.S. firm to 122 jets, with a total list price of $7 billion.

The carrier had said it was looking at possible expansion in six countries -- Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Australia.

"We are in the process of setting up our operation in Australia... We are planning to allocate six of our jets there catering to 10 cities," Kirana said referring to international flights from Indonesia to 10 Australian cities.

Lion has said it plans to raise up to $600 million to acquire stakes or set up new airlines in a number of Asian countries over the next five years.

The airline currently has a fleet of around 40 jets on 32 routes.

Lion Air has been aggressively expanding in Indonesia's fast-growing airline industry in a country of more than 220 million people spread across more than 17,000 islands.

The carrier is also expected sign a 10-year $1 billion contract next year with Delta Air Lines , under which the U.S airline will provide maintenance and services for its fleet.

Indonesia's airline industry has grown rapidly since the government liberalised the sector after the financial crisis in the late 1990s.

But a series of accidents has raised questions over whether safety has been compromised and whether the infrastructure and personnel can cope with the huge increase.

It has also prompted ban from the European Union on Indonesian carriers flying to Europe.

There have been calls from some Indonesian officials to modernise ageing fleets to help improve safety.

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