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 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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