Thai Lion Air to add widebody metal for longhaul operations

Thai Lion Atmosphere (SL, Bangkok Don Mueang) has announced plans to add widebody aircraft to its fleet inventory that, at present, contains five B737-800s and seventeen B737-900(ER)s.

In a recruitment cartel, the Lion Air Group budget carrier said it could induct three A330-300s into its fleet at some point this year. The plane are presumably sourced from the remaining six the Group has on order from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) of which at least one is due to brain to Indonesian full-service provider Batik Air (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta).

According to sources who spoke towards the Bangkok Post, the A330s will be used to open up medium-haul services to Tokyo Narita, Osaka Kansai, and Fukuoka in Japan and Seoul Incheon in To the south Korea along with places in the Middle East and even Europe.

Thai Lion Air will also take B737 MAXIMUM 8s from Lion Air Group in April 2018 as well as B737 MAX 9s. No exact quantity of the Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) narrowbody aircraft was specified.