Jakarta - The Indonesian Lion Air Group leases eight Airbus A330neo from Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation. All eight aircraft will be delivered in 2019 and 2020.

BOC Aviation has announced the purchase of the eight A330neo for the Lion Air Group. The leasing company now has ten A330neo in total waiting to be delivered.

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 the Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation.

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,
said Edward Sirait, The Lion Air Group CEO.

The order comes just after AirAsia X has expanded its order for 34 A330neo to 100 last month at Farnborough Air Show, which will undoubtedly help European manufacturer to promote its relatively slow-selling widebody jet.

The exact plans of the Lion Air Group for the newly ordered A330neos are not yet known, but they should be used on the long-haul routes of the subsidiaries like the oldest version A330s owned by the company.

Lion Air Group comprises five airlines in three countries: Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air in Indonesia, Malindo Air in Malaysia and Thai Lion Air in Thailand.

BOC Aviation has a fleet of 487 aircraft, which are leased by 88 airlines in 35 countries.