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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

I took a picture of this Yak-42 in Kuala Lumpur - Lion Airlines. The plane is leased from Russia, and still has Russian registration, but I can't find any reference to Lion in the JP catalog. Anybody know where they come from, what kind of fleet they have.

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User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

I am going to take an educated guess here.

I think this may just be Lion Mentara Air of Indonesia.

I did hear they were going to operate 737-200s, but that they may have switched to Yak-42s.....this photo confirms what I have head; if in fact it is Lion Mentara Air.



User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

Lion Airlines is a new Indonesian Airline. I think they operate both 737-200s and Yak-42s as I saw both types at CGK.

User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 869 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Cool... but I'm sure it wouldn't have been too hard to remove Russian flag from the forward of fuselage. Duh...  Smile

My experiences of flying on Yak-42: takes-off like a missile, straight upwards, almost. Nice... but very crammed seats, in fact, Yak-42s achieved least possible cabin space per pax, read it somewhere...

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

It is somewhat of a box. 6 pax per row, 20 rows, every single one that I've seen.

I hate the thing. Ugly as hell, and the early versions had a nasty habit of shedding its tailplane in midair. I had a smoke-in-cabin experience in a Yak-42 about 7 or 8 years ago, which caused us to make an emergency landing in Lipetsk.

As far as Russian/Soviet Tri-jets go, I prefer the Tu-154. It's older, and I've ridden in a couple that sounded like they would fly apart at any moment at takeoff, but it flies like a fighter and is probably the most beautiful airliner I know, other than Concorde (I love the bird-of-prey position of the wings when you watch one land.)


User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

It's def an Indonesian Airline. Here are their details:


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Thanks, guys for the input.


User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

It is a new Indonesian airline operating YAK 42's and 737-200's


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