Another day, another delivery – with Indonesian carrier Lion Air becoming the latest airline to take delivery of its first A330-900neo
Lion Air becomes the first airline from 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 the airline’s fleet.
For those who are looking at comfort, this aircraft may not be it as it has 436 seats in a single class configuration.
Lion Air will use these aircraft for long haul services from Indonesia, including Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage services, with segments up to 12 hours at a time.
The A330-900 will have the new Airspace by Airbus cabin, and as always – powered by Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines.
… is a lot to cram into an aircraft – even in a single class configuration. However, this plane is targeting a market that Lion Air fills. The airline is an operator of the A330
and has used Boeing 747-400 aircraft too. As such, long haul operations are he usual for the airline.
However, as I said above… 436 seats in a single class configuration is not going to be exactly… spacious.
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