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Tue, 23 July 2019

Lion Air Takes Delivery of First A330neo in Asia Pacific

The Indonesian carrier Lion Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900, becoming the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo.

The Indonesian carrier Lion Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900, becoming the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. Click to enlarge.

The aircraft is on lease from BOC Aviation and is the first of 10 A330neos set to join Lion Airís fleet.

The A330neo will be used by Lion Air for non-stop long-haul services from Indonesia. These include pilgrimage flights 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.

Powered by the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, Lion Airís A330-900 is configured for 436 passengers in a single-class configuration.

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