MALAYSIA: AirAsia X looking for 5 more A340s

AirAsia X, the long-haul subsidiary of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia, is looking for up to five more Airbus A340- 300s to support growth while awaiting the 25 A350s or Boeing 787s that it is planning to order. The airline needs the aircraft to extend its network to destinations including Germany, France and New Zealand. Currently […]


AirAsia X, the long-haul subsidiary of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia, is looking for up to five more Airbus A340- 300s to support growth while awaiting the 25 A350s or Boeing 787s that it is planning to order.

The airline needs the aircraft to extend its network to destinations including Germany, France and New Zealand.

Currently the carrier has three A330s and a single A340, linking Kuala Lumpur with three Australian destinations and one in China. London will be added to the network next month.

“For the right price, we would like to lease five A340-300s, although they are in tight supply,” chief executive Azran Osman Rani told Dow Jones Newswires.