The Indonesian airline has received its first Airbus A330-900 out of ten.
Lion Air has just become the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to operate Airbus A330neo. The Indonesian low-cost carrier received its first A330-900 from BOC Aviation. The Singaporean lessor will provide Lion Air Group 9 more aircraft of the type.
Lion Air’s A330-900 is configured for 436 passengers in a single-class configuration. The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.
The A330neo will be used by the airline for non-stop long-haul services from Indonesia. The flights will be operated from cities such as Makassar, Balikpapan and Surabaya to Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The flight time for such routes can be up to 12 hours.