Competition in Malaysia’s medium-haul market is set to intensify, with Malindo Air disclosing that it plans to operate some of the Boeing 787-8s that its parent company, Indonesia’s Lion Air, has on order. According to Malindo CEO Chandran Ramamuthy, the carrier has asked Lion Air to allocate five of the 10 787-8s it plans to purchase to Malindo. But he adds Lion Air also is likely to allocate some of the 787-8s to Batik Air, a full-service carrier that was launched in Indonesia in May. ...

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