In addition to the earlier bloomberg article which mentioned the earlier undisclosed order for 10 A339s are for the Lion Group (in the Airbus Orders thread), CAPA has released an article that says both the Thai and Indonesian brands of Lion will take delivery of A330-900s from 2019. It also states that AirAsiaX will only receive their aircraft from 2020.
Although it has not yet been disclosed by Airbus as an A330-900neo customer, the Lion Group is now in line to become the third LCC operator after Azul and WOW. Lion Group is also in line to become the first Asian operator.
Thai Lion Air managing director Darsito Hendroseputro recently told CAPA that Thai Lion is slated to receive two A330-900neos in 2Q2019 as part of an initial four-aircraft commitment from the Lion Group. Indonesia-based Lion Air has been allocated the other two A330-900neos, which will also be delivered in 2019.
Lion is expected to acquire more A330-900neos for delivery in 2020 and 2021. The three year tentative fleet plan for Thai Lion includes five more A330neos in 2020 and five more A330neos in 2021.