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Lion Air : 787s In Sight  
User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Today the CEO of Lion Air , not only announced the 737-900 order , but also declared he will purchase 787s.
Big development in sight for Lion Air ?


http://today.reuters.fr/news/newsArt...ROUGH-BOEING-LION-AIR-20060717.XML

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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4480 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

As already stated in the threat related to the Lion Air B737-900ER order, the CEO of Lion Air, who would do well with a healthy dose of self effacement, has a history of announcing all kinds of grandiose projects, of which nothing is ever heard later.

The good man previously announced such projects as a seperate terminal for his airline, and later even a dedicated Lion Air Airport here in Jakarta. Other announcements have included the launch of a wide ranging international network to be operated with such planes as the B744, B773 and A330. Meanwhile, Lion Air is still operating out of Jakarta International's ratty terminal 1A, and features a grand total of 2 (TWO) daily international flights, to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur respectively.

I'm fairly certain that the announcement of an imminent B787 order is to be categorized as yet another instance of wishful thinking on behalf of the media obsessed CEO of what I would lightly call a rather mediocre Indonesian low cost carrier.


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Let's see them actually take delivery of all their 739ERs, then we can talk 787, but until then, I'd count a Lion Air 787 "order" as realistic as Primaris' 787 "order"  Wink .

User currently offlineStormbringer From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Welcome to southeast asia, where announcements mean more than substance. A little thing called "face".


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