Lion Air of Indonesia has switched sole allegiance from Boeing by ordering 234 Airbus A320 and A320neo family aircraft.
To date, Lion Air has operated a large fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, in addition to the McDonnell Douglas MD-80/90 series aircraft it began operations with. However, today the low-cost carrier announced the firm order from the European manufacturer.
The order comprises:
60x Airbus A320 classic
109x Airbus A320neo
65 Airbus A321neo
The neo, or New Engine Option, is a rework of the best-selling Airbus A320 family which offers better operating economics and fuel efficiency.
Lion Air still has over 200 of Boeing’s re-engined 737-900MAX aircraft on order. The airline is set to become one of the largest low-cost operators in the world.
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