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Lion Air: How a secretive startup became a major player

Aggressive aircraft buyer tapped various financing sources amid turbulent rise

JAKARTA -- When Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the sea on Oct. 29, an international spotlight was cast on a budget carrier that has placed multibillion-dollar aircraft orders but remains little known outside of Southeast Asia and aviation industry circles.

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