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Lion Air to launch Thai subsidiary

Indonesian carrier will intensify competition

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The plan by Lion Air, Indonesia's largest low-cost carrier, to join Thailand's hotly contested airline market is coming to fruition, six years after it was mooted. 

The Jakarta-based airline is setting up a subsidiary airline, Thai Lion Air, and has already started recruiting pilots, cabin attendants and ground staff.

Thai Lion Air intends to start its operation strongly with the deployment of up to six single-aisle twin-jet Boeing 737-800s and by using Bangkok's Don Mueang airport as its base, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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