MALAYSIA: AirAsia set to become largest A320 operator

AirAsia, the region’s largest low-cost carrier, has placed a firm order for an additional 25 A320s. The latest contract brings AirAsia Group’s (Malaysia AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia) total orders to 175 A320 aircraft and makes it the world’s largest airline customer for this particular aircraft. The A320 family off ers a containerised cargo […]


AirAsia, the region’s largest low-cost carrier, has placed a firm order for an additional 25 A320s. The latest contract brings AirAsia Group’s (Malaysia AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia) total orders to 175 A320 aircraft and makes it the world’s largest airline customer for this particular aircraft. The A320 family off ers a containerised cargo system, which is compatible with the worldwide standard wide-body system.

AirAsia’s Kuala Lumpur hub is fully operated with A320s and the aircraft is expected to completely replace Thai AirAsia’s and Indonesia AirAsia’s old generation Boeing 737 fleets by 2008.