24 August, 2018

Eight new Airbus A330neo's for Lion Air

Lion Air will get eight brand new Airbus A330neo aircraft between now and the end of 2020 after leasing company BOC Aviation Limited confirmed it had purchased the planes.

 BOC Aviation, previously known as Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise confirmed it had done the deal today and says that Lion Air will get the new aircraft in 2019 and 2020 and will help the carrier expand its network.

“We are delighted to partner with Lion Air Group once again as we commit to deliver the latest technology Airbus twin-aisle aircraft, commencing next year,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation. “This transaction takes the number of Airbus A330NEO family aircraft in our order book to 10."

Edward Sirait, Lion Air Group CEO, said, “we are excited to include the Airbus A330NEO into our fleet as it promises to be more fuel efficient and with its longer range, to expand our group’s fleet network. We are delighted that this transaction further diversifies the relationship with BOC Aviation across another aircraft type.”

BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 487 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its aircraft are currently leased to 88 airlines worldwide in 35 countries and regions.