The first 737-900ER was delivered in the first half of 2007, as sheduled, to Lion Air (from Jakarta), with an order of 30.
The 737-900ER is the same size as the 737-900, but, it can carry 26 additional passengers, raising the maximum capacity up to 215 in a single-class layout.
Optional Blended Winglets and auxiliary fuel tanks give the 737-900ER a range up to 3,200 nautical miles (5,925 km).
During 2005 and 2006 Boeing recieved 99 orders for a 737-900ER: Lion Air (60), Continental (24), Korean Air (4), ...
The 737-900ER, has 9 percent lower operating costs per trip and 7 percent lower operating costs per seat than the comparable Airbus A 321 model.
The Boeing 757-200 and 757-300 - of which production ceased in october 2005 - had more range (even transatlantic) and could carry more passengers.
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