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Lion Air

Lion Air

PT Lion Mentari Airlines, operating as Lion Air, is an Indonesian low-cost carrier. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Lion Air is the country's largest privately run airline, the second largest low-cost airline in Southeast Asia after AirAsia and the second largest airline of Indonesia.

It flying to more than 79 destinations in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, as well as charter routes to China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Established in 1999, Lion Air has seen tremendous growth in the past several years, having acquired over 100 aircraft. The airline is the 2nd largest customer of Boeing. It had once been criticized for poor operational management in areas such as scheduling and safety, although steps have been taken to improve its safety: on June 16, 2016, the European Union lifted the ban it had placed on Lion Air from flying into European airspace.

Lion Air operates over 100 Boeing 737-800/900ER aircraft. The airline has been characterised by its rapid expansion and the success of its low-cost business model. The airline holds minority shareholdings in associate companies based in Thailand (Thai Lion Air) and Malaysia (Malindo Air).

  Airline Name Lion Air
  Call Sign LION INTER
  Founded 19 October 1999
  Commenced operations 30 June 2000
  Operating bases

Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Juanda International Airport
Kuala Namu International Airport
Ngurah Rai International Airport

  Head Office Jakarta, Indonesia

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