Lion Air becomes first Airbus A330neo operator in Asia-Pacific region
Indonesian carrier Lion Air has received its first Airbus A330-900, becoming the initial airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The aircraft is on lease from BOC Aviation and may be the to begin 10 A330neos set to become listed on the airline’s fleet.
The A330neo will be utilized by Lion Air for non-stop long-haul services from Indonesia. Included in these are pilgrimage flights from cities such as for example Makassar, Surabaya and balikpapan to Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The flight time for such routes is usually to 12 hours up.
Lion Air’s A330-900 is configured for 436 passengers in a single-class configuration.
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The A330neo may be the true new-generation aircraft building on typically the most popular wide body A330’s leveraging and features on A350 XWB technology. Powered by the most recent Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the A330neo has an unprecedented degree of efficiency – with 25% lower fuel burn per seat than previous generation competitors. Built with the Airbus Airspace cabin, the A330neo supplies a unique passenger experience with an increase of personal space and the most recent generation in-flight entertainment system and connectivity.
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