Lion Air is an Indonesian airline based in Jakarta. Established in 1999, it quickly became one of the largest and fastest-growing low-cost carriers in Southeast Asia. The airline primarily operates domestic flights within Indonesia, but it also offers international services to various destinations in Asia and the Middle East.
One of the most notable events in Lion Air's history occurred on October 29, 2018, when Lion Air Flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, tragically crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. This incident led to significant scrutiny of both Lion Air and Boeing, as it was later determined that the crash was caused by a combination of technical malfunctions and human error.
The Lion Air Group also includes several subsidiary airlines, such as Batik Air and Wings Air, which cater to different segments of the market. Despite facing challenges, Lion Air continues to play a crucial role in the aviation industry within Indonesia and the broader Southeast Asian region.