Route Expansions, New Planes for Thai Lion Air
Bangkok. Thai Lion Air, the Thailand-based unit of Indonesia's biggest low-cost carrier, Lion Air, is expanding its routes with an extra 11 new aircraft this year, its director said on Friday.
Capt. Darsito Hendroseputro, director of Thai Lion Air, announced Thai Lion had ordered new aircraft from the Boeing 737-900 extended range.
"œWith the arrival of 11 new aircraft, Thai Lion Air's fleet will reach 20 units. There are currently 60 departures to eight destinations which accommodate 10,000 passengers every day to, and outside, Bangkok," he said.
The aircraft are part of Lion's purchase placed with the US-based aircraft manufacturer in 2008.
Lion Group's owner and founder, Rusdi Kirana, placed a $14 billion order for 178 Boeing planes which will be gradually delivered until 2017.
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Posted: 10 Mar 2015 09:09:19