Tue, Mar 01, 2011
Airline Says It Has A Positive Outlook for Long-Haul Flights
AirAsia X, the long haul low fare affiliate of the
Malaysia-based AirAsia Group, has placed a firm order with Airbus
for three A330-200s. Scheduled for delivery from 2014, the aircraft
will be operated on the carrier's expanding network. The latest
contract brings AirAsia X's total number of A330s ordered to
AirAsia X has ordered the 238 ton
increased take-off weight version of the A330-200, which is capable
of flying non-stop from Kuala Lumpur to Europe. The airline will
configure the aircraft in a two class layout with a total of 288
seats. "This order reflects our positive outlook for the long haul
low cost market out of Asia," said Azran Osman Rani, Chief
Executive Officer, AirAsia X.
"This latest order from AirAsia X underscores the position of
the A330 as the most efficient aircraft in its class flying today,"
said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus.
AirAsia is the largest low cost airline group in the
Asia-Pacific region and operates an all-Airbus fleet. Altogether,
the group has now ordered over 200 aircraft from Airbus, including
175 single aisle A320s, 28 A330s and 10 A350 XWBs.
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