There has been much talk on here over the past few years about how Lion Air were/are able to afford all their new 737-900ERs that they've got on order. There was a lot of "I'll only believe it when I see the planes in Indonesia in Lion Air livery" talk but we were proved wrong and their first four new planes are now merrily trundling passengers about in Indonesia.
However, there appears that there could be some trouble brewing.. During a conversation with a Boeing contact of mine in early August this year where we got talking about "how well" Lion Air seemed to be doing with regards their new planes, it was hinted at by my contact that things were far from being rosy with them and - although gave no specifics for obvious reasons - gave the impression that they aren't going to be receiving many more from their order(s)..
A week or so after this conversation Lion Air took delivery of their fifth 737-900ER, PK-LFJ, and I thought no more of it. However, just looking at the Boeing delivery list for August now, it says that this aircraft was sold to GECAS at delivery and leased to Lion Air.
Am I reading too much into all this and it's a non-event or do you think that there's trouble brewing... ?