The first A330neo for Lion Air has been unveiled at the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France, on 6 May.

The aircraft will be operated on lease from BOC Aviation.

A total of ten A330neo’s will be acquired by Lion Air, 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 the airline on designated 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.

The first A330neo will now undergo ground testing before beginning flight tests for a few weeks after which it will be delivered to the airline within the next month.

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