Lion Air (JT, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) took delivery of the first of ten A330-900s on July 19, 2019, becoming the first operator of the type in the Asia-Pacific region.

PK-LEI (msn 1926) was ferried from Toulouse Blagnac directly to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta on July 19-20, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows.

The Indonesian LCC plans to initially use the new type to run charter Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia. As such, its first commercial service was from Jakarta to Jeddah on July 22.

On dry-lease from BOC Aviation, the Airbus widebody twinjet is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-72 engines and features 436 all-economy class seats.

According to an airline statement, Lion Air has commitments for ten A330-900s and options for four more. Two are expected this year while the remaining eight are due in 2020.

The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows the Lion Air Group subsidiary's fleet currently includes three A330-300s alongside thirty-eight B737-800s and sixty-four B737-900(ER)s. It also has ten grounded B737-8s and four B737-9s. Sister carrier Thai Lion Air (SL, Bangkok Don Mueang) also operates three A330-300s, eleven B737-800s, and nineteen B737-900(ER)s.