Lion Air Receives Fifth of Ten Airbus A330-900NEOs on Order
Lion Air has received their fifth Airbus A330-900NEO, registration PK-LEQ, part of a 2018 order for ten of the aircraft and an option for four more, for delivery through 2021. The airline will receive their sixth A330-900NEO today, with arrival expected on Tuesday.
On Sunday (January 31, 2021), Lion Air announced the delivery of their fifth Airbus A330-900NEO, registration PK-LEQ, as part of a 2018 order for ten of the aircraft and four options for delivery through 2021. The flight took off from Toulouse Blagnac International Airport (TLS) on Saturday January 30th at 11:00 local time and arrived after the 14 hour and 30 minute flight at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten (CGK) at 7:15 local time (West Indonesia Time, GMT + 07). The flight (LNI-001) was commanded by Captain Christian Salang, Captain Ricky Silitonga and First Officer Adhitya Dwi Mulyawan. Also onboard the ferry flight were Lion Air Technicians Rangga Aditya and Nur Kholik.
In addition to the five new A330-900NEOs, which the carrier has operated since June 2019, Lion Air also operates six Airbus A330CEOs, 78 Boeing 737-900ERs, 43 Boeing 737-800NGs and 10 Boeing 737-8 MAX (currently grounded). Lion Air will receive their sixth Airbus A330-900NEO registration PK-LER today (February 1, 2021) with an expected arrival in Indonesia at 07:30 local time tomorrow. The airline will deploy the new aircraft on long-haul routes of over 13 hours and to strengthen domestic capacity as part of their low-cost carrier (LCC) strategy.
The A330-900NEO includes technology developed for the Airbus A350XWB including a redesigned wing with sharklets, enhanced aerodynamics and the latest generation engines, delivering a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn compared to previous generation aircraft. The flight deck has Wi-Fi tablet cockpit technology with an electronic flight bag (EFB) and a dual heads up display. Additionally, the aircraft offers the same common type rating as previous A330 models. Lion Air’s A330-900NEOs are configured with 436 seats and feature the new Airspace cabin design with more space and larger overhead bins.
Source: Lion Air