Altogether, Lion Air Group will acquire 10 A330neo aircraft, eight of which will be leased from BOC Aviation. The aircraft will have a single-class layout seating 440 passengers and will be operated by Lion Air on selected domestic routes, as well as charter and pilgrimage service to Saudi Arabia. Some of the aircraft will be operated by Thai Lion on long-haul services from Thailand.
ch-aviation analysis of schedule data shows the Airbus widebody will be tentatively deployed on the following routes out of Thailand effective late August:
Bangkok Don Mueang-Phuket: weekly starting August 24; Phuket-Tianjin, China: weekly starting August 24; Bangkok Don Mueang-Shanghai Pudong, China: weekly starting August 25.
The jets are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000s and feature 440 seats in a single-class layout.
Altogether, Lion Air Group will acquire ten A330neo, eight of which will be leased from BOC Aviation. Some of the aircraft will be operated by Thai Lion on long-haul services from Thailand - potentially to Europe.
Thai Lion Air currently operates three A330-300s alongside eleven B737-800s, four B737-9s (grounded), and eighteen B737-900(ER)s."